Ruben takes the first hurdle in Vancouver

Ruben (ATP-186) has won his first match at the Challenger tournament of Vancouver (Canada, CH 100). In the first round he was too strong for a home player.

Ruben faced 17-year-old wildcard Liam Draxl (ATP-857) in the opening round of the Canadian hard-court tournament. The young Canadian talent offered fierce resistance, but Ruben won the match with 6-4 and 7-5 after 1 hour and 27 minutes.

In the second round, Ruben will face tenth seed Jason Jung (ATP-129). Earlier this year, Ruben had to surrender in two sets in their previous encounter in Gwangju.