Ruben (ATP-162) failed to reach the third round at the Challenger Tournament of Surbiton (Great Britain, CH 125). The fourth seed was too strong for the Belgian.
After his close victory in the first round, Ruben had to compete against British Daniel Evans (ATP-80). In the first set Ruben did not manage to force break points, the Belgian was broken once and lost the set by 4-6.
In the second set Evans immediately went through the service of the Belgian. Ruben managed to break back, but eventually Evans took the set with 4-6. The match lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes.