Ion Tiriac seems determined to make the new Madrid clay tournament a huge event. There was talk of offering even higher prize money than a GS. This has some of a "nouveau riche" smell to it, but you never know, perhaps some years down the road it becomes a legitimate classic in its own right. Right now it is a 11-day tournament, both men and women, with a total prize money of 6.5 million euros, same as IW and Miami. Just to compare RG awards 15.5 M€, so there's a long long way.