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Roland-Garros 2023: the enigmatic press release of the tournament on the Djokovic controversy


Highlights: Roland Garros is a Grand Slam tennis tournament. The tournament is run by the French Tennis Federation. The French Open is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It is held every year in Paris, France, and is one of the four Grand Slams. The other three tournaments are Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open. The U.S. Open, the French Open and Wimbledon are the other two Grand Slam tournaments. The final is held in New York City on June 14 and 15.

The tournament management has pronounced on the case of Novak Djokovic's political message while making sure not to take any position.

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Will Novak Djokovic be sanctioned by the tennis authorities for expressing a political opinion by writing a message about tensions in Kosovo on the camera after his first round against Kovacevic? "Kosovo is the heart of Serbia! Stop the violence, "wrote the Serb placing himself in the sights of the organizers since it is strictly forbidden to display political and religious opinions during the tournament.

They wanted to express themselves Tuesday afternoon in a statement that says nothing or not much and gives no indication of their position: "The debates that cross the international news are sometimes invited on the sidelines of the tournament, it is understandable. We regularly discuss this subject within the Grand Slam Board, which brings together the four Grand Slam tournaments. The rules that apply are common to all four tournaments, and the umpire, together with the Grand Slam supervisors, ensure that they are respected. Messages are passed on to the teams of the players concerned in this regard.


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Djokovic has no regrets

The player, he is aware of having violated the charter of Roland-Garros and expects a possible sanction. "If I am fined or something like that, I would have no regrets and I would do it again because my position on it is very clear. I am against war, against violence, against any kind of conflict and I have always expressed it publicly, "said the man to 22 Grand Slam titles in a post-match press conference.

Source: lefigaro

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