Ruben (ATP-234) has failed to advance to the semifinals of the Challenger tournament in Orléans. He was narrowly defeated by seventh seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert (ATP-107).
Ruben played two great matches in Orléans and also in the quarterfinals he showed his good shape against the seventh seed. In the first set both players were equally matched, a tiebreak had to bring the decision and Herbert took it 6-7(3).
In the second set both players had break opportunities, but the set was again decided in the tiebreak. After a thriller Herbert won the set 6-7(10).