More quotes, and if people keep calling him a sexist pig after this interview then I don't know what to say
"My point of view was just about the entertainment," he said. "If you just watch how it is working in every other sport, but even for the singers, you're just paid by the public directly. My point was that I have the feeling that men's tennis is actually more interesting than women's tennis. As in any business or anything, you just have to be paid just about that. It's not because we play five sets and they are playing three ... It's not about me, one player, or another one. Maria is more famous than me. I know it. She deserves to win more money than me. Just check the price of the ticket from the men's final and the woman's final. It's not about me anymore, it's about the tennis. That's the way it works in life."
Simon added that he does support equal rights for women, but said that shouldn't apply when it comes to determining pay scales in tennis. He also said that most male players agree with him, but are afraid to come out and say it publicly.
"It just doesn't work in entertainment, because entertainment is not about being a man or woman, he said. "It's just about public coming to watch you or not. It's not about how hard you work. You can work hard and be a very famous singer. You can work hard and just sing in your bathroom. It's maybe sad, but this is the way it works. It has nothing to do with men and women. In life in general, of course, I'm for [equal pay]. Tomorrow if women's tennis is more interesting than men's tennis, if the price of the woman's final is higher than the price of the men's final, they will deserve to win more money than us. That's just the way it works. Just feel like it's fair. Just to say it has to be equal because there is a struggle in life in general, I'm not sure it's a very good argument."