Ruben (ATP-103) failed to reach the main draw at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle (Germany). He lost his match in the first qualifying round.
Ruben had to face 35-year-old Russian Mikhail Youzhny (ATP-93) in the first qualifying round. The Belgian lost the first set in the tiebreak with 6-7 (4). In the second set Ruben was broken twice, the set went 2-6 to the Russian. The match lasted 1 hour and 29 minutes.