Ruben (ATP-204) was not able to advance to the main draw of the European Open (Antwerp, ATP 250). He lost his first qualifying match in two sets.
Ruben had to face Romanian Marius Copil (ATP-90), the fourth seed in the qualifications. Ruben played a good match, but Copil served very strong. After just over an hour, Ruben had to surrender with 6-4 and 6-4.
Ruben (ATP D-211) still plays doubles together with Kimmer Coppejans (ATP D-260) in Antwerp, in the first round they will compete against top seeds Kevin Krawietz (ATP D-12) and Andreas Mies (ATP D-14).