Ruben (ATP D-264) has failed to advance to the semifinals of the challenger tournament of Francavilla in Italy. Together with Tallon Griekspoor (ATP D-619) he lost in the quarterfinals in three sets.
Ruben and Tallon had to face Ariel Behar (ATP D-100) and Maximo Gonzalez (ATP D-80) in the quarterfinals. The Belgian-Dutch pair won the opening set 7-5, but the second set went to Behar and Gonzalez 4-6. Also in the super break, Ruben and Tallon had to surrender with 5-10.