Ruben (ATP-228) was not able to advance to the main draw at the Newport (United States, ATP 250) Hall of Fame tournament. He lost in the decisive qualifying round.
In his second qualifying match Ruben had to play against the Austrian Sebastian Ofner (ATP-167), second seed in the qualifications. The first set went to Ofner 4-6, but Ruben won the second set 6-3.
In the third set, Ruben was immediately broken. He couldn't turn the tide anymore and had to bow his head with 3-6.