Ruben (ATP-224) was not able to reach the main draw of the US Open (United States, Grand Slam). He was eliminated in the decisive qualifying round.
In the second qualifying round, Ruben caused a upset by beating eleventh seed Hugo Gaston (ATP-127) 6-1 and 6-1. In the third qualifying round, Ruben had to compete against the American Maxime Cressy (ATP-151). Ruben won the first set 6-4, but then had to surrender 2-6 and 5-7.