PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

  • Age25
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“Great to get another win in Korea. Nice test on the dirt!”

— John Millman, 25 Aug 2014

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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

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

Mitchell joins Aussie quarterfinalists in Traralgon
Ben Mitchell; Getty Images
20 hours ago

Gold Coast’s Ben Mitchell became the last of five Australian men to reach the quarterfinal stage at the Latrobe City Traralgon ATP Challenger on Thursday, saving a match point…
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Rising stars sign up for Traralgon Challengers
Ben Mitchell in action at the 2014 AAMI Classic at Kooyong; Getty Images
22 October, 2014

Two bumper fields will contest this year’s back-to-back Latrobe City Traralgon ATP Challenger events starting this weekend.
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Rankings watch: Millman’s rapid rise
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
14 October, 2014

John Millman has continued his stunning return from injury, vaulting 121 places in the latest rankings to return to the world's top 300.
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Gajdosova returns to top 70
Jarmila Gajdosova in action during her first round win over Daniela Hantuchova at the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan; Getty Images
30 September, 2014

Jarmila Gajdosova has continued her surge up the WTA rankings while our young Aussie men have entrenched themselves inside the world's top 200.
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