Ruben (ATP-185) was not able to reach the last four at the Challenger tournament of Nottingham (Great Britain, CH 125). The Belgian lost in two sets in the quarterfinal.
Ruben beat two seeded players in Nottingham and scored three wins in a row. In the quarterfinals, he faced fourteenth seed Antoine Hoang (ATP-118). The Belgian did not manage to convert four break points in the first set, but was broken once himself. Also in the second set, Ruben failed to break the Frenchman's serve. After 1 hour and 11 minutes Hoang got the 6-3 and 6-4 win.
Ruben will be in action in Ilkley next week, in preparation for the qualifications for Wimbledon.