John Millman

  • Age27
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
“It's in my DNA to give it everything, so it's really tough when you go the distance and pull up a bit short.”

— John Millman, 31 Aug 2016

» Millman pushes Thiem to the brink

On court 

  • Started playing tennis aged four because his four sisters, Shona, Kara, Tessa and Bronte, all played.
  • Captured back-to-back ITF Junior singles and doubles titles in New Caledonia and Fiji in 2006.
  • Claimed his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles title in Traralgon in 2008.
  • Captured his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles title in Bulgaria in 2009.
  • Secured his first Challenger title in Sacramento, USA in 2010 alongside two further ITF Futures titles.
  • Broke into the world’s top 200 in 2010.
  • Reached the final of the Challenger in Busan, South Korea in 2012.
  • Credits his parents who encouraged him to complete his schooling, which he believes has affected his game in a positive way.
  • Favourite player is Mario Ancic because he attained a law degree while touring as a tennis professional.
  • Biggest strength is his mental toughness.
  • Ambition is to simply enjoy himself when he plays.

Off court

  • His parents are Shona, a teacher, and Ron, a tennis centre owner.
  • Hobbies include movies, music, running, soccer and golf.
  • Favourite band are The Killers and The Temper Trap.
  • Favourite places in the world are Brisbane, Melbourne, New York and London.

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 92
2014 159
2013 175
2012 228
2011 539
2010 204
2009 311
2008 563
2007 1461



2015 Lexington Challenger, Aptos Challenger, Kobe Challenger

2014 Korea F10 ITF, Korea F11 ITF, Traralgon Challenger, Yokohama Challenger

2013 Burnie Challenger, Kyoto Challenger

2010 Australia F2 ITF, Australia F6 ITF, Sacramento Challenger

2009 Australia F10 ITF

2008 Australia F8 ITF


2015 Kyoto Challenger, Vicenza Challenger

2014 Tiburon Challenger

2012 Australia F4 ITF, Busan Challenger

2010 USA F9 ITF, Australia F7 ITF

2009 Bulgaria F2 ITF, Australia F6 ITF, Australia F9 ITF

2008 Romania F1 ITF

John Millman in the news

Gavrilova off to winning start in Beijing
Daria Gavrilova in action during her first-round win over Christina McHale at the China Open in Beijing; Getty Images
4 October, 2016

Daria Gavrilova has set up a match with No.12 seed Timea Bacsinszky after beating Christina McHale in the opening round of the China Open in Beijing.
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Aussies continue Asian swing
Bernard Tomic in action during his victory over Kei Nishikori in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters; Getty Images
3 October, 2016

Bernard Tomic, John Millman and Daria Gavrilova are in Beijing this week for the China Open, while Nick Kyrgios and James Duckworth feature in Tokyo, Japan.
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Millman, Thompson exit Chengdu
John Millman in action at the ATP event Winston-Salem; Getty Images
28 September, 2016

Nick Kyrgios is the only Australian remaining at the inaugural edition of the ATP Chengdu Open after John Millman and Jordan Thompson bowed out in the first round.
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Aussies chasing glory in China
Nick Kyrgios hasn't dropped a set en route to the third round of US Open 2016; Getty Images
26 September, 2016

Seven Australians will play at ATP and WTA tournaments across China this week as the Asian swing continues.
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