If this is ultimitely about gearing up for Roland Garros I've no problem with it.
Sorry, but who really remembers who won Madrid last year vs. Roland Garros outside of the money-making promoters (and yes, some small number of locals)? If this is more about Murray gearing up for Roland Garros, good. The more top tier competition at a Grand Slam makes for a better show.
About those "locals" though: nice soccer rioting in Madrid last night (one of my fav Euro capitals visited).