PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

  • Age25
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“Really disappointed. MRI results have confirmed I have a significant shoulder injury forcing me to withdraw from #rolandgarros #atp #tennis.”

— John Millman, 21 May 2013

» Injury cruels Millman’s French bid

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

2013 190
2012 199
2011 539
2010 204
2009 311
2008 563
2007 1461

Titles/Finals

Titles

2013 Burnie Challenger, Kyoto Challenger

2010 Australia F2 ITF, Australia F6 ITF, Sacramento Challenger

2009 Australia F10 ITF

2008 Australia F8 ITF

Finals

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

Kyrgios practices with Djokovic
Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates winning a point in his semifinal match against Filippo Baldi of Italy during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia; Getty Images
25 May, 2013

Aussie world No.1 junior Nick Kyrgios was given the opportunity of a lifetime at Roland Garros, enjoying a two-hour hit-out with world No.1 Novak Djokovic.
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Injury cruels Millman’s French bid
John Millman; Getty Images
21 May, 2013

Australian John Millman has been forced to withdraw from the French Open due to a shoulder injury.
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Millman targets further gains in Paris
John Millman of Australia plays a forehand during his match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on during day five of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 3, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia; Getty Images
15 May, 2013

Recently awarded a French Open main draw wildcard, Queenslander John Millman chats to Australian Tennis Magazine about his career best season in 2013.
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French Open wildcards announced
(L-R) Nick Kyrgios, Ash Barty and John Millman have been awarded wildcards for the upcoming French Open at Roland Garros, Paris; Getty Images
14 May, 2013

Aussies John Millman and Ash Barty have received wildcards into the French Open main draw, while Nick Nick Kyrgios has been handed a qualifying wildcard.
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