Ruben (ATP-198) was not able to reach the second round at the challenger tournament of Biella (Italy, CH 80). He will still play in the doubles.
Ruben had to compete in the first round against 17-year-old Serb Hamad Medjedovic (ATP-775), who received a wildcard for the tournament. After 2 hours and 21 minutes, the Belgian had to bow his head with 5-7 and 6-7 (4).
In the doubles, Ruben (ATP D-197) and his French doubles partner Alexandre Muller (ATP D-418) were defeated by Kimmer Coppejans (ATP D-245) and Joao Menezes (ATP D-267), they lost 2-6 and 2-6.