Ruben (ATP-234) has reached the second round of the Challenger tournament of Orleans. In the first round he was too strong for top seed Illya Marchenko (ATP-49).
Ruben faced Marchenko two times before, each time the Ukrainian won. Marchenko won the Ethias Trophy in Mons last year and reached his highest ranking ever this week. Still, Ruben was not discouraged, he crushed his opponent in the first set and won it 6-0. In the second set Marchenko and Ruben were equally matched, but Ruben got the decisive break: 6-4. The match lasted one hour and nine minutes.
In the second round Ruben will face the winner of the French encounter between Vincent Millot (ATP-155) and Antoine Hoang (ATP-460).