Rafael Nadal's victory at the US Open 2019 projects the Spaniard one step away from Roger Federer's Slam record. Rafa needed a super performance to beat Daniil Medvedev, after five sets of a tough battle. Medveded is one step closer to the Big Three; in the future the Russian will be able to aspire to win more than one Slam.
Of course, as long as Nadal, Djokovic and Federer play it will be very difficult for everyone. Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens won the US Open women's doubles against Ashleigh Barty and Victoria Azarenka Future scenarios? It really depends on when Federer will retire.
What is certain is that Nadal seems destined - perhaps even more than Djokovic - to become the new Slam-recordman. Let's move on to the final considerations about the tournament. Success has been remarkable. The glamorous background of New York, modern and avant-garde facilities, sparkling and festive atmosphere, a lot of crowd and an excellent organizational level.
The slower surfaces compared to past years have left the tournament less exciting, with a level of play inevitably falling. After the eliminations of Federer and Djokovic, Nadal's victory was a certain fact. Few emotions in general, but overall, a pleasant Slam. Next stop is the Australian Open 2020, which will inaugurate the next Slam-season!