Ruben defeats top favorite

Ruben (ATP-190) has reached the final at the Challenger Tournament of Champaign in the United States. He upset the first seed Jared Donaldson (ATP-109).

Ruben is having an excellent run in the United States. In the semifinal in Champaign the Belgian had to face the 20-year-old top seed Donaldson. They played each other for the second time. Last week, Donaldson won their encounter in Knoxville.

This time, Ruben and Donaldson were equally matched again. In an exciting first set a tiebreak had to bring the decision, Ruben took it 7-1. In the second set the Belgian quickly went up 3-0, but Donaldson still came back. Ruben kept his cool and finished the match 6-3.

In the final in Champaign Ruben will face second seed Henri Laaksonen (ATP-141) or the American surprise Christopher Eubanks (ATP-937).