Ruben starts against Japanese in Melbourne

Ruben (ATP 162) is trying to qualify for the main draw of the Australian Open in Melbourne for the third time in his career.

In the first qualifying round Ruben takes on the Japanese 29th seed Go Soeda (ATP-141). They meet for the first time. In the last round he might face third seed Jozef Kovalik (ATP-109).

Ruben reached the main draw of the Australian Open twice before. In 2013 and 2015 he survived the qualifications, but lost in the first round.