World number one Novak Djokovic says male tennis players should earn more money than their female counterparts because their game attracts more audience than Female’s.
Earlier, Indian Wells tournament chief Raymond Moore said the women’s game “rides on the coat-tails” of the men, a view described as “sexist” by the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
Following his erroneous remarks Tennis legend Martina Navratilova said Moore’s comments were “extremely prejudiced”, adding female players may boycott Indian Wells if Moore stayed.
Later the 69 years old former professional tennis player from South Africa apologized for his remark and stepped down as CEO.
Djokovic, who won the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Sunday, described Moore’s remarks as “not politically correct”.
When Djokovic was asked about the prize money that women’s get he said “fought for what they deserve and they got it”, but claimed prize money should be “fairly distributed” based on “who attracts more attention, spectators and who sells more tickets”.