Joan Balcells

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Joan Balcells
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1975-06-20) 20 June 1975 (age 40)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2004
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $815,801
Singles
Career record 41–49
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 57 (7 May 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2001, 2002, 2003)
French Open 2R (2000, 2001)
Wimbledon 1R (2001, 2002)
US Open 1R (2001)
Doubles
Career record 40–54
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 65 (23 July 2001)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2000)

Joan Manel Balcells Fornaguera (born 20 June 1975, in Barcelona) 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 with Andre Agassi and the semifinals in 2000 Heineken Open losing to Michael Chang.

Balcells 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 90´s and early 2000´s.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1. 11 September 2000 Bucharest, Romania Clay Germany Markus Hantschk 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 2. 10 March 2002 Scottsdale, USA Clay United States Andre Agassi 2–6, 6–7(2–7)

Doubles finalist (2)[edit]

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