John Millman

  • Age27
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
“It was special. I left it all out there. Andy was too good. But I will remember it for a long time.”

— John Millman, 3 Jul 2016

» Millman’s run ends after loss to Murray

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

Tomic through to third round
Bernard Tomic in action at Queen's; Getty Images
21 July, 2016

Bernard Tomic saw off the challenge of Donald Young to reach the third round in Washington DC, yet fellow Aussies John Millman and James Duckworth bowed out.
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Aussie trio win in Washington
John Millman in action during his second-round loss to Steve Johnson at the ATP Aegon Open in Nottingham; Getty Images
19 July, 2016

John Millman, James Duckworth and Jordan Thompson all enjoyed straight-sets wins on Monday to reach the second round of the Citi Open.
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Aussies in action: Stosur top seed in Washington
Sam Stosur plays a forehand during her second-round win over Irina Falconi at the Citi Open in Washington DC; photo credit Peter Staples/Citi Open
18 July, 2016

Sam Stosur leads the seeds at the WTA Citi Open in Washington DC, while five Aussie men will contest the concurrent ATP event in the American capital.
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Millman’s run ends after loss to Murray
John Millman in action during his first-round victory over Albert Montanes at Wimbledon; Getty Images
3 July, 2016

Making his Centre Court debut at Wimbledon, John Millman found second seed and home favourite Andy Murray too strong in a straight-sets loss.
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