Ruben (ATP-125) was not able to reach the main draw at the ATP-tournament in Stuttgart. He lost in the second qualifying round.
Ruben had to face Peter Gojowczyk (ATP-141) in the battle for a ticket for the main draw. The Belgian had to leave the first set to the German 4-6. In the second set, both players were equally matched. A tiebreak had to bring the decision and it went 6-7(4) to Gojowczyk. The party match 1 hour and 15 minutes.