Ruben (ATP-101) was not able to reach the second round of the challenger tournament in Mouilleron-le-Captif (France). He lost to Croat Viktor Galovic (ATP-224).
Fourth seed Ruben was broken once in the first set, which went 3-6 to the Croat. In the second set, the tiebreak had to bring the decision, Galovic took it 6-7(4). The match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes.