Ruben (ATP-120) has failed to reach the second qualifying round at the ATP tournament in Halle. He lost in two sets to Slovak Lukas Lacko (ATP-109).
Ruben was opposed to eight seed Lacko for the second time in his career, the Belgian won their previous encounter in 2010. At the start of the match, both players were equally matched, Lacko grabbed his chances and won the first set 6-4. In the second set Ruben could not force break points, for Lacko one break was enough to win the set with 6-3. The match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes.