Great Britain's Davis Cup team will face a rematch with the United States in the first round of the World Group next March.
Andy Murray is considering adding another tournament to his schedule for the rest of the year as he looks to qualify for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Marin Cilic's victory at the US Open extended European supremacy in men's tennis to 41 victories in the last 42 grand slams but that has not distracted from the growing impression that the era of the Big Four ended in 2014.
The first time the name of Marin Cilic will have captured the attention of more than a handful of people was back in 2005.
While Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer still occupy the top three spots in the rankings, it is surely too early to say that today's US Open final represents a true changing of the guard.