For a first timer in the main draw of a tour event, Mitch Krueger had a great 1st set of tennis as an ATP professional yesterday. He had two set points in the tiebreak against Tatsuma Ito before falling just short. As Krueger himself said, Ito raised his level of play in the second set. Afterward, we talked about his confidence in the decision to delay college and the special excitement surrounding his first pro match being played at the Tennis Hall of Fame, a place where he hopes to be enshrined someday.
—S. Fogleman, Tennis East Coast