John Millman

  • Age26
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
“"You can't rest on your laurels. You got to keep on pushing forward. That's what I hopefully can do ... keep on trying to get better each time I get out on court."”

— John Millman, 24 Jan 2016

» Millman sets his eyes on top 50

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, 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

Memphis: Millman through, Ebden out
John Millman; Getty Images
12 hours ago

John Millman has continued his rich vein of form to advance to the second round of the ATP Memphis Open.
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Biggest movers: Mott soars after victory
Blake Mott; Getty Images
9 February, 2016

Australian teen Blake Mott has vaulted up the rankings following his breakthrough victory at the ATP Challenger event in Launceston.
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Aussies in action: Millman, Ebden in Memphis
John Millman; Getty Images
9 February, 2016

John Millman and Matt Ebden will fly the Australian flag this week at the ATP Memphis Open, a 250-level indoor hardcourt event.
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Tomic, Millman fall in quarters
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6 February, 2016

In separate ATP events, Queenslanders Bernard Tomic and John Millman - who faced off at Australian Open 2016 - fell in quarterfinal matches.
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