At the Open Sud de France in Montpellier (France) Ruben (ATP-132) failed to reach the second round. He lost in two sets to Marcos Baghdatis (ATP-128).
Ruben was picked up in Montpellier as a lucky loser. He had to play against Baghdatis, from whom he already lost twice. In Montpellier, the Cypriot was too strong for our compatriot. Ruben had to surrender after 1 hour and 14 minutes with 6-2 and 6-4.