"I'm so excited to play in my first main draw ATP event and I can't imagine a better place to play than in front of my hometown crowd," Tiafoe said. "I'm so thankful to the Citi Open® for giving me this great opportunity."
"I held my ground," Tiafoe says flashing his gap-toothed smile. "After the first time, we walked off the court and when I sat down in the locker, it sort of hit me. It was cool to see how he carries himself. So intense, very professional."