In the wake of Raymond Moore's Indian Wells implosion on Sunday, it was odd to watch Novak Djokovic, knowing full well the criticism heaped on Moore, talk himself into a corner. The ATP tour's unparalleled champ managed to hit most every mark cleanly in his 6-2, 6-0 drubbing of a hobbled Milos Raonic. He then proceeded to blow it in a post-match presser that possibly featured more unforced errors verbally than the mere four smacked by his racquet in the championship.
The Associated Press story was kind to Djokovic after the fact, offering a couple scattered quotes from him, including the throwaway line, "I'm completely for women power."
Elsewhere among his remarks, he drummed up the subjects of equal pay and female hormones.
"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," he said.
That led Martina Navratilova to text The New York Times’ Harvey Araton the following: "I thought we settled that issue years ago."
She didn't spare Moore either.
"It would be hard to imagine any women wanting to go and play at Indian Wells if Moore stays as the tournament director," she said.