Ruben (ATP-113) has failed to reach the second round of the ATP tournament in Newport (USA). He lost to the eight seed Denis Kudla (ATP-86) in two sets.
Ruben had to face his American doubles partner Kudla in the first round. The Belgian was not able to force a break point in the first set and was broken once: 6-3. Also in the second set, Kudla was too strong with 6-4. The match lasted just over one hour.
In the doubles, Ruben (ATP D-273) and Kudla (ATP D-166) face Purav Raja (ATP D-81) and Ken Skupski (ATP D-57) in the first round.