Ruben (ATP-213) failed to reach the second round of the Challenger tournament of Aix-en-Provence (France, CH 125).
Ruben was picked up as a lucky loser in France. In the first round he had to compete against qualifier Elias Ymer (ATP-184). The young Swede won the first set with 4-6, but Bemel came alongside with 6-2. In the third set it was again Ymer who was too strong: 4-6. The match lasted 2 hours.