Millman pockets fourth title of 2014
UPDATE: John Millman's comeback from injury has continued in fine style thanks to his victory at the ATP Yokohama Challenger.
John Millman’s comeback from injury has continued in fine style thanks to his victory at the ATP Yokohama Challenger.
The Queenslander did not drop a set during his week in Japan, beating Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-4 6-4 to win his fourth title of 2014.
The win follows on from his victory at the recent ATP Challenger event in Traralgon, taking his winning streak to 10 matches.
As a result, he has risen to world No.159 and returned to the top 10 in the Australian rankings.
Incredibly, Millman was ranked outside the world’s top 1000 just three months ago, a few months into his comeback from a shoulder injury which sidelined him for almost a year.
Back-to-back ITF Futures titles in Korea helped kick-start his rankings ascent; including those tournament victories he has won 31 of his past 36 matches.
He will aim to extend his winning streak at this week’s ATP Challenger event in Toyota, Japan.