New rules may let Djokovic play in Paris

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PARIS (AP) Top-ranked player Novak Djokovic could be allowed to defend his French Open title under the latest COVID-19 rules adopted by the French government, even if he is still not vaccinated when the clay-court Grand Slam starts in May.

Djokovic was deported from Australia and barred from playing in the Australian Open this month for not meeting the country's strict COVID-19 vaccination rules.

It initially appeared that the Serb tennis star would not be welcomed at Roland Garros either under a new law intended to exclude the unvaccinated from stadiums, restaurants, bars and other public places.


2022 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 11,015
2 D. Medvedev 8,935
3 A. Zverev 7,970
4 S. Tsitsipas 6,540
5 R. Nadal 4,875
6 A. Rublev 4,785
7 M. Berrettini 4,568
8 C. Ruud 4,155
9 F. Auger-Aliassime 3,608
10 J. Sinner 3,390
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2022 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Barty 7,111
2 A. Sabalenka 5,698
3 G. Muguruza 5,425
4 B. Krejcikova 5,213
5 K. Pliskova 4,582
6 P. Badosa 4,264
7 A. Kontaveit 4,231
8 M. Sakkari 4,071
9 I. Swiatek 3,916
10 O. Jabeur 3,500
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