At the challenger tournament of Eckental (Germany, CH 80) Ruben (ATP-217) was not able to reach the third round. He will still be in action in the doubles.
Ruben failed to surprise 15th seed Oscar Otte (ATP-161) in the second round. The Belgian had to surrender with 6-4, 2-6 and 3-6. Ruben had to defend a place in the final in Eckental, and will drop out of the top 250 next week due to his early exit.
Ruben (ATP D-201) will still be in action in the doubles together with Daniel Masur (ATP D-221), in the first round they compete against Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (ATP D-126) and Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (ATP D-103).