PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
133
ATP
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“I've told you guys all along that when I walk onto the court I don't play someone's reputation, and today was no different.”

— John Millman, 9 Jan 2015

» Millman proves his worth against Federer

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

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

2015 Kyoto 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

The Social Serve: Twittersphere goes into meltdown
Daria Gavrilova in action at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia; Getty Images
21 May, 2015

Social media sleuth Joel Smith digs up the best of tennis in the social stratosphere this week.
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Aussie men set for qualifying
 John Millman of Australia plays a forehand during his match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day five of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 3, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
19 May, 2015

Seven Australian men will this week battle in the qualifying rounds aiming to secure a place in the main draw at Roland Garros - and two of them will face each other.
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Aussies in action: men hit the clay
Bernard Tomic celebrates his fourth-round defeat of compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California; Getty Images
27 April, 2015

Several of Australia's top men will hit the clay in Europe this week as they fine-tune their games ahead of next month's French Open.
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The Social Serve: Millman enters Hall of Fame
John Millman celebrates Hall of Fame induction at the Norman Hotel; Courtesy @johnhmillman
22 April, 2015

Social media sleuth Joel Smith digs up the best of tennis in the social stratosphere this week.
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