Seventh seed in Eckental

Ruben (ATP-129) will be in action this week at the Challenger tournament of Eckental. He is seeded seventh.

In the first round Ruben faces a home player, Daniel Brands (ATP-173). It will be the ninth encounter between the two players, each winning four encounters. It is also the fourth time they play against each other in Eckental, the German leads 2-1 in encounters at the challenger tournament.