Ruben takes first hurdle in Eckental

Ruben (ATP-129) has qualified for the second round of the Challenger Tournament of Eckental (Germany). He beat a home player in three sets.

Ruben, seventh seed in Eckental, opened against home player Daniel Brands (ATP-173). The German won the first set 4-6, but Ruben came alongside 6-4. In the third set, the Belgian was too strong with 6-3. The match lasted 1 hour and 41 minutes.

In the second round German Oscar Otte (ATP-176) will be his next opponent, they meet for the first time.