Ruben (ATP-107) was not able to win his match in the second round of the challenger tournament in Rome. He lost in three sets to a home player.
First seed Ruben faced the Italian Gianluigi Quinzi (ATP-259), who received a wildcard for the tournament, in the second round. Ruben won the first set 6-4, but then the momentum changed. With 1-6 and 2-6, Quinzi qualified for the quarterfinals. The match lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes.