Ruben starts with doubles win in Francavilla

Ruben (ATP D-264) has reached the doubles quarterfinal together with Tallon Griekspoor (ATP D-619) at the Challenger tournament of Francavilla (Italy). In the first round of the singles he will face a Belgian lucky loser.

Ruben and Griekspoor faced Alessandro Motti (ATP D-134) and David Vega Hernandez (ATP D-165) in the first round. The Belgian-Dutch pair won the exciting encounter with 6-2, 2-6 and 13-11. The match lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes. In the quarterfinals they will face second seeds Ariel Behar (ATP D-100) and Maximo Gonzalez (ATP D-80).

In the singles Ruben meets a lucky loser, because his original opponent had to withdraw. Ruben faces Kimmer Coppejans (ATP-338) on Tuesday, who won their two previous encounters.