Narrow defeat in Rotterdam

Ruben (ATP-151) was not able to reach the main draw of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. He lost a very close match in the first qualifying round.

Ruben played his first qualifying match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert (ATP-96). In the first set both gentlemen were very evenly matched. In the tiebreak Ruben was just a little stronger, 7-6 (7).

The Frenchman started to serve better in the second set and one breakpoint was enough to win the set 4-6 and to force a decider. Ruben kept pace until 5-5, but could not prevent that Herbert got the break and won the set 5-7.