PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
159
ATP
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“I’m confident in my body that I have done enough to back it up [after winning Traraglon] and that’s the goal. To go into every tournament with the belief that I can win it.”

— John Millman, 10 Nov 2014

» Millman triumphant in Traralgon

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

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

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

2014 ATL Queensland Conference champions crowned
Jarmila Gajdosova in action during her first round win over Daniela Hantuchova at the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan; Getty Images
7 December, 2014

The Tennis Brisbane Chargers have become the first Queensland side to take out a hat-trick of ATL - Queensland Conference titles.
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Rankings movers and shakers
Sam Groth was outside the world's top 150 to start the year and dipped as low as No.176 in March, yet flourished - thanks to a Challenger title, qualifying for WImbledon, reaching the ATP semis in Newport and the second round at Flushing Meadows - to crack the top 80 in November. He peaked at 75th; Getty Images
27 November, 2014

With the professional season having come to a close, we celebrate the Aussie movers and shakers who shot up the rankings in what was a breakthrough year for Australian tennis.
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Millman pockets fourth title of 2014
John Millman in action at the Brisbane International in 2013; Getty Images
17 November, 2014

UPDATE: John Millman's comeback from injury has continued in fine style thanks to his victory at the ATP Yokohama Challenger.
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12 November, 2014

Tennis Brisbane Chargers Men The Tennis Brisbane Chargers will be going for their third consecutive men’s ATL Queensland Conference title in 2014. In a strong move…
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