Ruben (ATP-181) is one step closer to a fourth participation at the US Open (United States, Grand Slam). The Belgian won his first qualifying round in two sets.
In his first match, Ruben had to play against the Japanese Hiroki Moriya (ATP-213). The Belgian took a strong start and won the first set with 6-1. In the second set a tiebreak had to bring the decision, which went to Ruben with 7-6 (5). In the second qualifying round the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (ATP-143) will be his opponent.