Ruben (ATP-107) won his first match at the challenger tournament in Rome. He beat a home player in two sets.
Ruben started as top seed in Rome. In the first round he faced the Italian Andrea Arnaboldi (ATP-257). The match was interrupted by the rain, but that did not bother Ruben. The Belgian won easily 6-4 and 6-2. The match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
In the second round, he will face the winner of the Italian encounter between Gianluigi Quinzi (ATP-259) and Roberto Marcora (ATP-463).