Ruben (ATP D-195) just failed to qualify for the doubles final in Rome. Together with the Swede Andre Goransson (ATP D-86) he stranded in the semifinals.
Ruben and Goransson eliminated fourth seeds Robert Galloway (ATP D-119) and Alex Lawson (ATP D-123) in the first round 6-2, 2-6 and 11-9. In the quarterfinals, the Belgian-Swedish duo was too strong for Paolo Lorenzi (ATP D-264) and Juan Pablo Varillas (ATP D-298) with 6-2, 5-7 and 10-2.
In the semifinals they faced Sadio Doumbia (ATP D-149) and Fabien Reboul (ATP D-148). Ruben and Goransson had to bow their heads 3-6, 6-3 and 7-10.