Any outside chance of anti-vaxx Novak Djokovic playing the upcoming Miami Masters has evaporated with release of the official entry list.
The unjabbed Serb’s name does not appear, meaning that behind-the-scenes political maneuvering to somehow get him into the US has failed.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had suggested the 22-timesGgrand Slam winner could pass the border if he arrived by boat from the Bahamas in Miami, a farcical plan designed merely to score political points against Washington.
The US ban on unvaxxed foreigners will end in May, too late to have saved the no-jab player.
As it now stands, the 35-year-old will not be back on court until the May 9 start of the clay season in his home base of Monte Carlo.
Djokovic last competed in Dubai, which he won earlier this month.