(born 14 January 1934) is a French former tennis player
He was ranked No.8 in the world in 1963, and also reached the top ten in 1958 and 1964.
In 1963, Darmon was the runner-up in singles at the French Open
, where he beat Manuel Santana
in five sets in the semi-finals before losing to Roy Emerson
in the final in four sets.
Also in 1963, he reached the finals at Wimbledon
in doubles, along with partner Jean Claude Barclay.
He was international veterans mixed doubles champion with his wife Rosie Darmon
in 1961, and in 1968 and 1975 with Gail Chanfreau
Darmon was a member of France's Davis Cup
Team from 1956–67, winning 44 of the 68 matches in which he participated.
Darmon holds France's record for the most wins and most singles victories. He played in 34 Davis Cup ties for France, second only to compatriot François Jauffret who played one more. He holds the record for most singles victories by a French Davis Cup player, having had a record of 44-17.
Grand Slam finals
Hall of Fame and Award
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