Third round defeat in Tunis, but Ruben moves on in the doubles

Ruben (ATP-167) has not managed to advance to the quarterfinals of the Tunis Challenger Tournament (Tunisia, CH 80). In the doubles he reached the quarters.

Ruben faced the Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci (ATP-223) in the third round. The Belgian started the match well and won the first set with 6-2. Then the match tilted, the Brazilian came alongside with 3-6. In the decisive set, Bellucci got the 3-6 advantage, the match lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes.

In the doubles, Ruben (ATP D-406) and his German doubles partner Tim Puetz (ATP D-73) reached the quarterfinals. In the first round they defeated Zdenek Kolar (ATP D-178) and Mark Vervoort (ATP D-184) with 6-4 and 7-6 (5). In the quarterfinals they will face second seeds heads Jonathan Eysseric (ATP D-116) and Antonio Sancic (ATP D-136).