Ruben (ATP-110) was not able to surprise Sam Querrey (ATP-14) in the Davis Cup encounter in Nashville. After day one, Belgium is 2-0 behind.
In the first set Ruben was overwhelmed by Querrey's serve, the set went 1-6 to the American. After that both players were equally matched, the Belgian got some chances, but Querrey took the second set tiebreak 6-7(5). Also in the third set, Querrey was too strong with 5-7.
Afterwards, Ruben was disappointed: "I created chances, but I was not able to use all of them. After a difficult start of the match, I did a good job but some details were decisive today."