Ruben (ATP-104) battled against the American John Isner (ATP-10) in the second round of Wimbledon. The Belgian got two match points, but eventually lost the encounter.
Ruben got off to a good start when the match resumed at 1-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3) and 4-3 in the fifth set. At 5-4, he managed to force two matchpoints on Isner's serve. The American worked them away with his big serve and in the next game broke the Belgian's serve. Ruben tried to break back, but Isner served out the match: 5-7. The encounter lasted 3 hours and 46 minutes.