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Country (sports)  France
Name  Pierre Darmon
Highest ranking  No.
US Open  4R (1963)
Turned pro  1950
French Open  F (1963)
Retired  1968
Australian Open  QF (1965)
Role  Tennis player

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Born  14 January 1934 (age 81) Tunis, Tunisia (1934-01-14)
Plays  Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Wimbledon  4R (1958, 1960, 1962, 1966)
Similar People  Sergi Bruguera, Carlos Moya, Alex Corretja, Marcelo Rios, Albert Costa

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Pierre Darmon (born 14 January 1934) is a French former tennis player.

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He was ranked No.8 in the world in 1963, and reached the top ten in 1958 and 1964.

Tennis career

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.

He was international veterans mixed double champion with his wife Rosie Darmon in 1961, and in 1968 and 1975 with Gail Chanfreau.

Davis Cup

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. In 2002 he received the Davis Cup Award of Excellence.

Hall of Fame and Award

Darmon, who is Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

References

Pierre Darmon Wikipedia


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