OREANDA-NEWS. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic may be banned from participating in the French Open (Roland Garros) without vaccination, reports ESPN.

French Sports Minister Roxana Marasinyanu said that the country plans to require athletes to have a vaccination certificate, which they will be required to present.

When entering Australia on the night of January 6 to participate in the Australian Open, the 34-year-old Serbian faced visa problems due to a medical exemption from vaccination. His visa was cancelled.

Later, several court hearings took place, in the end it was decided not to allow the athlete to participate in the competition. Djokovic has already left Australia.

Australian Home Secretary Karen Andrews has confirmed that Serb Novak Djokovic has been banned from entering the country for three years. Earlier, Djokovic was deported from Australia.

“The visa was canceled by the Minister of Immigration Hawke. This was upheld by the Federal Court, and as a result, Djokovic received a three-year ban from entering the country, ”Andrews is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

Djokovic is the current winner of Roland Garros. In the decisive match, he defeated the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Earlier, the honored coach of Russia in tennis Vladimir Kamelzon spoke about the chances of Russian tennis players to take high positions at the Australian Open. He stated that the quarter-final would already be a success for them.