Ruben (ATP-134) has failed to win his first match on the main draw of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. He played a great match against top seed Dominic Thiem (ATP-7), but had to surrender after two tight sets.
Ruben reached the main draw in Vienna via the qualifying tournament. In the first round he played a strong match against home player Thiem, in the first set 'Bemel' had to bend his head on the end: 5-7.
In the second set, both players were equally matched, both Ruben and Thiem won their service games easily and a tiebreak had to bring the decision. The Austrian was just a little too strong with 6-7 (5). The match lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.