Agassi was among the VIPs in the crowd, along with actor Kevin Spacey and Victoria Azarenka, who won the women’s final in three sets against Li Na the previous night.
Murray broke the 76-year drought for British men at the majors when he won the US Open last year and said he’ll leave Melbourne slightly more upbeat than he has after defeats here in previous years.
‘‘The last few months have been the best tennis of my life. I mean, I made the Wimbledon final, won the Olympics, won the US Open. You know, I was close here as well,’’ he said. ‘‘No one’s ever won a slam [immediately] after winning their first one. It’s not the easiest thing to do. And I got extremely close.”