Ruben battles into second round in Eckental

Ruben (ATP-219) has reached the second round of the challenger tournament in Eckental (Germany, CH80). He also started with a win in doubles.

Ruben faced German qualifier Tobias Simon (ATP-469) in the first round. The Belgian needed 1 hour and 54 minutes to win the encounter with 6-7 (6), 6-3 and 7-5. In the second round,he will face top seed Jordan Thompson (ATP-68) from Australia.

In the doubles Ruben (ATP D-224)and Daniel Masur (ATP D-205) were too strong for Marvin Moeller (ATP D-750) and Alen Mujakic (NG) with 6-1 and 6-1. Their opponents in the quarterfinals are not yet known.