Top seed Ruben (ATP-218) was ntg able to reach the final at the Berkeley Futures tournament. He lost in three sets to American Marcos Giron (ATP-759) in the semifinals.
Ruben started the match well and won the first set easiliy 6-1. In the second set both players were equally matched until 3-3, but then the American won three games in a row: 3-6.
In the third set Giron forced the decision at 5-5 when Ruben served a sloppy game. The Belgian could not break back and lost the third set 5-7.
Next week, Ruben will play at the Futures tournament in Burlingame.