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Joan Balcells
Joan Balcells
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1975-06-20) 20 June 1975 (age 47)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$815,801
Singles
Career record41-49
Career titles1
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 57 (7 May 2001)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2001, 2002, 2003)
French Open2R (2000, 2001)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2002)
US Open1R (2001)
Doubles
Career record40-54
Career titles0
6 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 65 (23 July 2001)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open2R (2000, 2002)
WimbledonQF (2001)
US Open2R (2000)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2000)
Last updated on: 22 April 2022.

Joan Manel Balcells Fornaguera (born 20 June 1975) is a retired professional tennis player from Spain. He won one ATP Tour singles title in his career and reached the final in Scottsdale in 2002 (losing to Andre Agassi) and the semifinals in 2000 Heineken Open losing to Michael Chang.

Balcells was born in Barcelona, and played for the Spain Davis Cup team in 2000, winning the doubles rubber (with Àlex Corretja) in the final against Australia. He retired in 2004. Ballcells was considered a strange player for being a Spanish player because Ballcells always go up to the net, his game was based on serve and volley. This was not very common on Spanish tennis by the 1990s and early 2000s.

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2000 Bucharest, Romania International Series Clay Germany Markus Hantschk 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 1-1 Mar 2002 Scottsdale, United States International Series Hard United States Andre Agassi 2-6, 6-7(2-7)

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (0-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-2)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 2000 Bogotá, Colombia International Series Clay Colombia Mauricio Hadad Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
6-7(4-7), 6-1, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Jan 2001 Doha, Qatar International Series Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
3-6, 1-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 2 (0-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-2)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Germany Oliver Gross 6-4, 1-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 0-2 May 2002 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay France Arnaud Di Pasquale 4-6, 3-6

Doubles: 12 (6-6)

Legend
ATP Challenger (6-6)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (5-6)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 May 1997 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Clay United States Devin Bowen United States Jared Palmer
South Africa Christo Van Rensburg
6-4, 3-6, 5-7
Win 1-1 Apr 1998 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco Austria Thomas Strengberger
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dusan Vemic
7-6(7-4), 6-3
Win 2-1 Apr 1998 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Zimonjic Czech Republic Jiri Novak
Czech Republic Radek Stepanek
7-6, 7-6
Loss 2-2 Jun 1998 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Portugal Emanuel Couto Spain Tomas Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
2-6, 6-7
Win 3-2 May 1999 Espinho, Portugal Challenger Clay Argentina Gaston Etlis Israel Noam Behr
Israel Eyal Ran
6-3, 6-2
Win 4-2 Sep 1999 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay Austria Thomas Strengberger Czech Republic Michal Tabara
Czech Republic Robin Vik
4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Win 5-2 Mar 2000 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Hard Colombia Mauricio Hadad Spain Emilio Benfele-Alvarez
Spain Alex Calatrava
walkover
Loss 5-3 Nov 2000 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Spain German Puentes-Alcaniz Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dusan Vemic
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5-4 Nov 2000 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay Spain German Puentes-Alcaniz Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Gaston Etlis
4-6, 4-6
Loss 5-5 Sep 2002 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay Russia Yuri Schukin Argentina Diego del Río
Argentina Leonardo Olguín
6-7(2-7), 4-6
Loss 5-6 Apr 2003 San Remo, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Juan Albert Viloca Italy Daniele Bracciali
Israel Amir Hadad
2-6, 4-6
Win 6-6 Jun 2003 Lugano, Switzerland Challenger Clay Spain Juan Albert Viloca Spain Alex Lopez-Moron
Argentina Andres Schneiter
6-4, 6-4


Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q3 A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0-3 0%
French Open Q2 Q2 A 2R 2R 1R Q3 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Wimbledon Q1 A A A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
US Open A A A Q1 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-4 0-3 0-1 0 / 9 2-9 18%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami A A A Q1 3R 1R A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Monte Carlo A A A A 1R Q1 Q2 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 / 4 2-4 33%

Doubles

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 1-4 20%
French Open A 2R 1R 2R 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Wimbledon A A QF 1R 0 / 2 3-2 60%
US Open A 2R 1R A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 0-1 2-3 4-4 1-3 0 / 11 7-11 39%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Monte Carlo A A 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A A Q2 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-0 0 / 3 0-3 0%

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2001
1. Russia Marat Safin 2 Miami, United States Hard 2R 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. Russia Marat Safin 2 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 1R 6-4, 6-7(4-7), 6-4

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