PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
72
ATP
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“It's inevitable that in (time) you won't be able to have these types of experiences again, so you have to make the most of it when you can, and that's what I plan to do.”

— John Millman, 30 Aug 2015

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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

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Lexington Challenger, Aptos 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

Finals

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

Aussies in action: US Open Day 1
Sam Groth in action during his first-round victory over Frances Tiafoe at the ATP event in Atlanta; Getty Images
5 hours ago

Five Aussies will take to the courts on Monday at Flushing Meadows as the US Open kicks off in New York.
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Groth blazes trail for fellow Aussies
Sam Groth in action during his second round loss to Roger Federer at the US Open; Getty Images
30 August, 2015

Sam Groth believes his recent rise is just one of many success stories among the burgeoning Australian troupe now taking the tennis tour by storm.
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Millman riding the wave
 John Millman of Australia plays a forehand during his match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day five of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 3, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
30 August, 2015

After a lengthy battle with injury, John Millman is in the form of his life heading into the US Open and enjoying the spoils that his career-high ranking brings.
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US Open: tough draws for Aussies
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the ATP Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
28 August, 2015

Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Daria Gavrilova all drew high seeds at the US Open while tough openers await Aussie seeds Sam Stosur and Bernard Tomic.
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