Ruben loses close battle in Hamburg

Ruben (ATP-205) was not able to reach the third round at the Challenger tournament of Hamburg (Germany, CH 80). He lost his match in the second round in three sets.

Ruben started the tournament with a 7-5 and 6-4 victory against Australian John-Patrick Smith (ATP-269). The Belgian fought a fierce battle against second seed Elias Ymer (ATP-130) in the second round, but went down after almost three hours with 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5) and 3-6.