At the challenger tournament of Istanbul (Turkey, CH 90) the quarterfinal was the final station for Ruben (ATP-212). He had to surrender in three sets to the top seed.
Ruben, seeded tenth in Istanbul, booked a nice 6-4 and 6-3 victory against sixth seed Lukas Rosol (ATP-145) in the third round. In the quarterfinals, the Belgian competed against top seed Ugo Humbert (ATP-72). Ruben won the first set with 7-6 (3), but then went down with 5-7 and 2-6.