Saturday 18 November 2017

How Twitter reacted to tennis sexism row and Novak Djokovic's 'hormones' comment

Novak Djokovic and Raymond Moore
Novak Djokovic and Raymond Moore

The chief executive of the Indian Wells tennis tournament sparked a sexism row by saying female players should drop to their knees and ''thank God that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were born''.

Speaking ahead of the BNP Paribas Open final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams, Raymond Moore said the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) was a ''lucky organisation'' which ''rides on the coat-tails'' of the men.

Moore later apologised for his remarks.

Here, we take a look at the Twitter reaction to his comments.

Following Moore's comments, world number one Novak Djokovic added fuel to the fire by saying he believes men should be awarded more prize money than women.

Djokovic claimed women face more challenges than men to succeed in the game, including battling ''hormones''.

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