Ruben (ATP-260) did not succeed in repeating his success from last week in Nussloch. At the Challenger tournament of Quimper (France, CH 80) he was immediately defeated.
Ruben had to face Frenchman Manuel Guinard (ATP-297) in the first round. Both players were equally matched, but after a little more than two hours, the home player took got the victory with 6-7 (6) and 6-7 (3).
Also in the doubles there was an early exit. Alongside Daniel Masur (ATP D-179), Ruben (ATP D-193) had to surrender in two sets to Ivan Sabanov (ATP D-176) and Matej Sabanov (ATP D-176) with 2-6 and 4-6.