Ruben (ATP-232) has reached the quarterfinals of the challenger tournament of Cherbourg (France, CH 100). He beat Denis Istomin (ATP-184) in straight sets.
Ruben is in great shape in Cherbourg, France. After winning his first round match in three sets he was too strong for the Uzbek Istomin in his second match, 6-4 and 7-6 (4). The match lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
A Belgian encounter with Michael Geerts (ATP-392), who defeated the top seed, follows in the quarterfinals.