PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
96
ATP
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“I didn’t maybe think it was possible (to return), but now I’m here and I couldn’t think of any place better to be.”

— John Millman, 22 Jul 2015

» John Millman: finding his place

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, 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

John Millman: finding his place
Qualifier John Millman is congratulated by Aussie fans after pushing Marcos Baghdatis to five sets in the second round; Getty Images
22 July, 2015

John Millman has finally found his place in the upper game’s echelons and as VIVIENNE CHRISTIE reports, that hard-gained sense of belonging couldn’t come to a more deserving…
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Millman, Ebden beaten in Bogota
John Millman of Australia plays a forehand in his match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day five of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 8, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
22 July, 2015

Bernard Tomic and Sam Groth are the last remaining Aussies in Bogota after John Millman and Matt Ebden were eliminated from the ATP 250 event on Tuesday.
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Tomic returns to Bogota to defend title
Bernard Tomic in action at the ATP event in Bogota, Colombia; Getty Images
20 July, 2015

Bernard Tomic is joined by two Aussie compatriots in Bogota, while Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova will be in action at WTA events in Europe.
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Biggest movers: Millman cracks top 100
John Millman in action at Wimbledon 2015; Getty Images
14 July, 2015

John Millman has joined the burgeoning numbers of Australians in the world's top 100 after a breakthrough performance at Wimbledon.
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