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07-11-2004 05:43 PM
Re: Cheering thread for Juan Balcells!

Sad news; but it was expected I suppose. Best of luck to him
07-07-2004 10:07 PM
Re: Cheering thread for Juan Balcells!

24.06.2004 - 09:14

Joan Balcells se retira del tenis profesional
J. Solsona. Londres

Joan Balcells, historia viva del tenis español por formar parte del cuarteto español que ganó la primera Copa Davis de la historia en 2000, cuelga definitivamente la raqueta en septiembre. Balcells se retira por una lesión en el pie. El jugador consultó a Ángel Ruiz Cotorro, médico de la RFET, y éste no le aseguró una completa recuperación en caso de pasar por el quirófano.

Balcells, que el pasado domingo cumplió 29 años, no ha jugado ningún torneo en la presente campaña, aunque sí estuvo la pasada semana en el Club Vall Park (Barcelona) disputando una exhibición en hierba con Álex Corretja, Albert Costa y Galo Blanco. El tenista barcelonés, apodado el ‘oso’ por su envergadura, ocupa el puesto 592 de la lista ATP en individuales y el 442 en dobles.

Balcells sobresalió entre los miembros de la ‘Armada’ a partir de septiembre de 1999. Fue entonces cuando Manolo Santana le dio la alternativa como pareja de Julián Alonso en la eliminatoria de Copa Davis por la permanencia en el Grupo Mundial ante Nueva Zelanda. Joan tocó la gloria junto a Corretja en su victoria frente a Woodforde y Stolle, por un triple 6-4, en el tercer punto de la final de la Davis del Sant Jordi. Además de la Ensaladera de plata, en el palmarés de Balcells, siempre discípulo de William ‘Pato’ Alvarez, destaca el título de Bucarest en 2000 y la final de Scottsdale en 2002.
04-21-2004 10:41 AM
Re: Cheering thread for Juan Balcells! has Joan retired then, or is he injured? Hasn't played at all yet this year

*edit* I can answer my own question; he's playing doubles at this weeks Barcelona challenger...
10-28-2003 09:39 AM
Re: Cheering thread for Juan Balcells!

Finally some good news: Joan won the 2nd leg of the Catalan Satellite Circuit withut dropping a set, beating Javier Garcia Sintes 62 63 in the final.
02-27-2003 05:39 PM
JonBcn bump!

Not a good for Joan so far, so I bumped this in case everyone forgets who he is...

three losses so far, to Noam Okun (ISR ) 5-7 4-6 in Chennai,
Lars Burgsmuller (GER) at 4-6 5-7 5-7 Oz Open and Paul Goldstien 2-6 6-2 3-6 at San Jose. This week he's defending finalist at Scottsdale and has to qualify...grr)

Time to step it for the clay!
09-09-2002 03:07 AM
joanbalcells i think he wants to play on the clay to earn a few points. i'm not sure he would get direct entry to NY anyway, as the cut was close to his entry rank.

good luck in bucuresti, joan. Norok!
09-05-2002 08:36 AM
JonBcn I dont really understand what he's doing playing all these challengers when he could have been in New York.
09-02-2002 02:14 PM
jrm Black Forest Open 2002
Freudenstadt, Germany
August 26-September 1, 2002
Clay - $25,000+H

(8)Didac Perez (ESP) d. (1)Juan Balcells (ESP) 7-5 4-6 6-1

(1)Juan Balcells/Yuri Schukin (ESP/RUS) d. Mario Radic/Juan Albert Viloca (CRO/ESP) 6-0 6-4
08-22-2002 11:39 PM
jrm he is in the semis in geneva challanger
08-18-2002 07:46 PM
JonBcn Actually, I saw him first, but never mind

Is he injured right now, does anyone have any news? He hasnt played any US open warm-ups to the best of my knowledge.
08-14-2002 10:44 PM
joanbalcells joan is such a cutie. very pleasing personality indeed. he likes to make the fans happy by playing nice tennis.

i hope he can keep his ranking up and maybe get a few wins on the hardcourts......

and nice to see some fellow JB fans on here......
08-12-2002 02:10 AM
jrm just to make thing clear i saw him first - so glad i am not the only one who likes him
07-22-2002 04:30 AM
JonBcn Joan is the Catalan way of saying Juan, and is pronounced like the English girls name Joanne, rather than Joan...
07-21-2002 06:20 PM
Chloe le Bopper Appologies for my ignorance on the matter, but is it 'Joan' or 'Juan'?

Or are they the same thing, but one is in Spanish, and the other is Anglo-sized?
07-21-2002 05:57 AM
JonBcn Great site, thanks!
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