Ruben (ATP-217) has won his first qualifying match at the Hall of Fame tournament in Newport (United States, ATP 250). If he wins one more time, he will reach the main draw.
Ruben started his first match at the American grass tournament hesitantly. Indian Sasikumar Mukund (ATP-321) went up 2-5 in the first set, but Ruben won five games in a row and took the set with 7-5.
In the second set, Ruben immediately made a gap. The Belgian did not relinquish the lead and took set two 6-4. The match lasted an hour and a half. In the decisive qualifying round, Ruben will face Austrian Sebastian Ofner (ATP-171).