Ruben starts with close win in Surbiton

Ruben (ATP-162) has started the grass season well. The Belgian won his first match at the Challenger Tournament of Surbiton (Great Britain, CH 125).

Ruben faced the Australian John-Patrick Smith (ATP-225) in the first round. The Belgian won the first set with 6-4, but had to leave the second set with 3-6 to his opponent. A very exciting third set was decided in the tiebreak, Ruben won it with 7-6 (7)

In the second round he will face the British fourth seed Daniel Evans (ATP-80).