Ruben (ATP D-239) was not able to win the doubles title at the Challenger of Recanati. Together with the Spaniard Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ATP D-235) he lost in the final to the top seeds.
In the singles, Ruben (ATP-177) just missed the semi-finales in Recanati after a thriller against third seed Marton Fucsovics (ATP-166). In the doubles final, he faced the top seeds together with his Spanish partner. Ruben and Menendez-Maceiras fought hard but eventually lost 6-3 and 7-6 against the German-Spanish pair Kevin Krawietz (ATP D-202) and Albana Olivetti (ATP D-216).