Ruben (ATP-107) was not able to reach the second round of the Challenger tournament of Francavilla (Italy). In a Belgian encounter he lost to Kimmer Coppejans (ATP-338) in the first round.
Ruben could never beat Coppejans in the past. Also this time Coppejans started strong, he captured the first set with 4-6. In the second set Ruben had to surrender as well: 4-6. The match lasted 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Ruben (ATP D-264) still plays doubles in Francavilla, together with Tallon Griekspoor (ATP D-619) he is in the quarterfinals.