PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
137
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

Duckworth on brink of top 100
Duckworth
3 March, 2015

Aussie James Duckworth has moved to within just a few spots of the top 100 after a run to the ATP Challenger final in Kolkata, India.
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Grand slam seeding for Kyrgios
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts to a point in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day nine of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
28 January, 2015

Nick Kyrgios has not only played his last grand slam as a teenager but also almost certainly as an unseeded dangerman following his run to the Australian Open quarterfinals.
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Aussies aplenty in action at Open
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
19 January, 2015

Day 1 of the Australian Open will see 13 Aussies in action at Melbourne Park.
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Kokkinakis amongst wildcard recipients
Thanasis Kokkinakis of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Bernard Tomic of Australia during day four of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
10 January, 2015

Impressive 19 year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis is among seven locals to receive wildcards into the Australian Open.
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