John Millman

  • Age26
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
“It was frustrating out there because I really did feel like after the first set that I was in most of his serve games and that makes it tough to stomach.”

— John Millman, 1 Sep 2015

» Millman fights but falls to Stakhovsky

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



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


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

Isner praises Millman in Beijing win
John Millman in action during his second-round loss to John Isner at the China Open in Beijing; Getty Images
9 October, 2015

John Millman came close at the China Open but could not finish off No.6 seed John Isner, who was full of compliments for his Australian opponent.
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Beijing: Millman through, Stosur out
John Millman in action during his second-round loss to No.2 seed Marin Cilic at the ATP Shenzhen Open; Getty Images
6 October, 2015

John Millman scored one of his biggest career wins to stun former world No.5 Tommy Robredo at the China Open, while Sam Stosur fell to 13th seed Andrea Petkovic.
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Millman, Ebden qualify in Asia
John Millman pushed Sergiy Stakhovsky before falling to the Ukrainian in four sets in the opening round; Getty Images
4 October, 2015

Aussies John Millman and Matt Ebden have qualified at respective ATP 500 events in Beijing and Tokyo.
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Aussies in action in Asian capitals
Sam Stosur in action during her semifinal loss to No.3 seed Petra Kvitova at the China Open in Beijing; Getty Images
3 October, 2015

On either side of the Korean Peninsula, a host of Aussies will take to courts this week in Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan.
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