Ruben (ATP-213) was defeated in the decisive qualifying round of the Challenger Tournament of Aix-en-Provence (France, CH 125). The Belgian however, was picked up as a lucky loser and will play on the main draw.
In the first qualifying round, Bemel beat fourth seed Peter Polansky (ATP-194) with 7-6 (4), 4-6 and 6-3. In the decisive qualifying round he narrowly lost to Frenchman Hugo Gaston (ATP-231) with to 6-7 (4) and 5-7.
Ruben got some good news though, he was picked up for the main draw and will face qualifying player Elias Ymer (ATP-184) in the first round.