Ruben (ATP-175) was not able to advance to the quarterfinals of the Challenger tournament of Ilkley (Great Britain, CH 125). He had lost to the Frenchman Antoine Hoang (ATP-111) in two sets.
Last week Ruben faced Hoang in the quarterfinals in Nottingham, where the Frenchman won with 6-3 and 6-4. This week they met again in the third round in Ilkley. Hoang was clearly too strong for Ruben and won the match with 6-1 and 6-1. The encounter lasted 1 hour and 8 minutes.
Ilkley was Ruben's final preparation tournament before the Wimbledon qualifications.