Novak Djokovic, tennis world number one, said he believed men should be awarded more prize money than women as their matches have more viewers.
He made his comments after winning the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Sunday and defended the use of viewing statistics to determine prize money.
Earlier the event’s chief executive, Raymond Moore, provoked controversy ahead of the final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams by saying the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) was a “lucky organisation” which “rides on the coattails” of the men.
Outrage in 3…2…1….
Conduct a small mind experiment. Split the two tours. Would the women be earning as much as the men?