Ruben (ATP-100) was not able to reach the main draw at the ATP tournament of Winston-Salem (United States). He lost in the first qualifying round.
Ruben had to play against Croatian Borna Gojo (ATP-808) in the first qualifying round. The Belgian lost the first set with 6-7 (3) but claimed the second set 6-3. In the third set Ruben could save some match points, but eventually he lost the tiebreak 6-7(6). The match lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes.