Ruben (ATP-107) was not able to reach the main draw of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome (Italy). He went down in the first qualifying round.
Ruben was facing tenth seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ATP-69) in his first qualifying match. Last year they played against each other in Scheveningen, where the Spaniard won in three sets. In Rome Garcia-Lopez was again too strong, he won the encounter after 1 hour and 11 minutes with 6-3 and 6-1.