World No.1 Novak Djokovic says male tennis players should earn more prize money than female players.
His comments came after Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore stated that female players "ride on the coat-tails of men's tennis".
Djokovic admitted that Moore's comments were not "not politically correct", however, also said that men should fight for money prize money.
"Obviously it's a very delicate situation. Women deserve respect and admiration for what they are doing. You know, equal prize money was the main subject of the tennis world in the last seven, eight years," Djokovic.
"I have been through that process as well so I understand how much power and energy WTA and all the advocates for equal prize money have invested in order to reach that.
"I applaud them for that, I honestly do. They fought for what they deserve and they got it.
"On the other hand I think that our men's tennis world, ATP world, should fight for more because the stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men's tennis matches.
"I think that's one of the reasons why maybe we should get awarded more.
"Women should fight for what they think they deserve and we should fight for what we think we deserve.
"As long as it's like that and there is data and stats available upon who attracts more attention, spectators, who sells more tickets and stuff like that, in relation to that it has to be fairly distributed."