PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
81
ATP
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“It's been real great to play here all week, it hasn't been easy. Richard is a great player and he makes you work so hard for every point.”

— John Millman, 26 Aug 2016

» Millman claims huge win over Gasquet

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

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

Hot Shot: Millman’s one-handed brilliance
John Millman in action at the ATP Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
20 hours ago

Chasing down a lob at the recent Winston-Salem Open, John Millman stunned Richard Gasquet with the shot that followed.
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Millman’s Winston-Salem run ends
John Millman in action at the ATP event Winston-Salem; Getty Images
27 August, 2016

After a career-best run this week in Winston-Salem, John Millman found Pablo Carreno Busta too tough in the semifinals.
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Kyrgios, Tomic set for showdown in New York
Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic
27 August, 2016

Australian big guns Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic could potentially meet in the third round of the US Open.
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Aussies set for strong showing in New York
Bernard Tomic; Getty Images
26 August, 2016

Wally Masur previews the chances of Australia's main draw direct entrants for next week's US Open.
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