PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
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ATP
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  • Age31
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“I don't think there was a whole lot wrong. My friends and family and my support team, they'll have my back on that one.”

— John Millman, 25 Jan 2020

» Federer wins AO thriller over Millman

On court 

  • Started playing tennis aged four because his four sisters, Shona, Kara, Tessa and Bronte, all played
  • Claimed his maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit singles title in Traralgon in 2008 and doubles in Bulgaria in 2009
  • Secured his first Challenger title in Sacramento, USA in 2010 alongside two further ITF Futures titles
  • Following Wimbledon 2011, missed rest of the season due to shoulder surgery
  • Scored first ATP main draw win in home town of Brisbane in January 2013
  • Missed another 11 months from 2013-2014 due to second shoulder injury and surgery
  • Returned to tennis in April 2014 (ranking dipped as low as No.1193) and embarked on a stunning comeback season which included two Futures titles and two Challenger crowns
  • Won three more ATP Challenger titles in 2015, debuting in the top 100 in July of that year
  • Advanced to third round of the Australian Open and at Wimbledon in 2016, his best Grand Slam results to date
  • Completed second straight top-100 season in 2016, finishing the season at world No.84
  • Made Davis Cup debut for Australia in 2017, fulfilling life-long dream of representing his country
  • Defeated world No.2 Roger Federer in the US Open fourth round in 2018 to advance to first major quarterfinal. It was the first top-10 victory of his career
  • Credits his parents who encouraged him to complete school, 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
  • Favourite surface is hard court and favourite tournament is the Brisbane International
  • 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

2019 48
2018 38
2017 128
2016 84
2015 92
2014 159
2013 175
2012 228
2011 539
2010 204
2009 311
2008 563
2007 1461

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Kaohsiung Challenger

2018 Kyoto Challenger, Aix-en-Provence Challenger

2017 Hua Hin Challenger

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

Finals

2019 Tokyo ATP

2018 Budapest ATP

2017 Lexington Challenger

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

Roland Garros 2020 draw: Find out who the Aussies play
AUSSIE HOPES: John Millman, Alex de Minaur and Daria Gavrilova. Pictures: Getty Images
21 hours ago

The final Grand Slam tournament for 2020 begins in Paris in Sunday, with nine Australians competing in the singles draws.
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Four Australians advance to Rome quarterfinals
John Millman during his second round loss against Argentine Diego Schwartzman in Rome. Picture: Getty Images
18 September, 2020

Four Australians progress in Rome, but John Millman exits in the second round of the men's singles competition.
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Social round-up: Aussie stars ready for clay-court swing
Alex de Minaur competing on clay in Rome this week. Picture:  Getty Images
17 September, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Aussie duo score big win in Rome
Luke Saville and Max Purcell talk tactics at the US Open earlier this month. Picture: Getty Images
17 September, 2020

Luke Saville and Max Purcell defeat the seventh seeds in men's doubles action in Rome.
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