The debate began after BNP Paribas Open tournament director and CEO, Raymond Moore, said players in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) should get "on their knees" and thank their fellow male players for the attention and money generated in the sport. Following the controversial comments, Moore issued an apology and resigned from his positions.
Fellow tennis professionals Andy Murray and Serena Williams spoke out on the prize money debate, with Murray saying he was "100 percent" for equal pay, while Williams said the comments made were "disappointing" and that "every athlete works extremely hard."
In Miami, Djokovic revealed that he had spoken with fellow players Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki about the matter, saying his intentions were never meant to offend.
"I don't make any differences between the genders. I am for equality in the sport."
—Agence France-Presse contributed to this report