I am not a big fan of him either on or off the court but, yeah, I definitely respect what he has achieved and how hard he worked. Also, not ideal that he can't retire on his own terms so I have feel for him being forced out through injury.
I liked the draw a lot. Some of the aussies have some tough asks (especially Tomic R1 and Dasha R2), but lots of encounters to look forward to. I'm still not sold on Nadal surviving the early rounds without retirement/excuse, so don't mind some Aussies in his early rounds section.
Most important thing was to get Barty away from Kerber in the draw, and we got that.
Sad about Murray, but he is approaching 32, has to happen to some of them I guess. He has been quality since the day he arrived on tour. His early results were even more solid than Monfils and Novak I felt, a lot of honourable losses and big name upsets in his first 24 months. He was basically top 20 after barely a year of regular activity. Novak rapidly stormed up the rankings, and Monfils stagnated in that 10-20 area, but Murray was a tricky opponent virtually from his first appearances. The sad thing for him is that just when he seemed to be the pre-eminent player (Wimbledon 2013; Year-end 2016), something would come along and derail him for a while. Even Nadal had more of a fair go with his body.