14 January 1934 |
|Turned pro||1950 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (1963, World's Top 10)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1965)|
|French Open||F (1963)|
|Wimbledon||4R (1958, 1960, 1962, 1966)|
|US Open||4R (1963)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||SF – 3rd (1968, demonstration)|
Darmon was French national junior champion in 1950. He was France's top-ranked tennis player from 1957 to 1969, and won the national title nine times in that period. He also won the French national doubles championship in 1957 (with Paul Rémy), 1958 (with Robert Haillet), 1961 (with Gérard Pilet), and 1966 (with François Jauffret).
In 1963, Darmon was the runner-up in singles at the French Open, where he was defeated in the final by Roy Emerson in four sets. Also in 1963, he reached the finals at Wimbledon in doubles, along with partner Jean Claude Barclay.
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 Francois Jauffret who played one more.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1963||French Championships||Clay||Roy Emerson||6–3, 1–6, 4–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1963||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Jean-Claude Barclay|| Antonio Palafox
|6–4, 2–6, 2–6, 2–6|