PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
48
ATP
RANKING
  • Age30
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“It sounds silly to say but I hope everyone all around the world realises just how good you are.”

— John Millman, 6 Oct 2019

» Millman falls to Djokovic in Tokyo final

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; 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
  • 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

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

Barty awarded 2019 Newcombe Medal
Ash Barty (R) is presented with the 2019 Newcombe Medal by John Newcombe. (Getty Images)
2 December, 2019

For the third year running, Ash Barty takes out Australian tennis' highest honour -- this time after a banner season highlighted by her first major title and world No.1…
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Newcombe Medal: Millman consolidates gains
John Millman (Getty Images)
1 December, 2019

Newcombe Medal nominee John Millman completed a second straight top-50 season in 2019, with the main highlight a run to the ATP 500 final in Tokyo, Japan.
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Davis Cup: Canada too strong for Australia in quarterfinals
Canada's Vasek Pospisil (L) and Denis Shapovalov shake hands with Australia's John Peers (L) and Jordan Thompson after winning the decisive doubles rubber in the quarterfinals in Madrid. (Getty Images)
22 November, 2019

Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov combine to beat John Peers and Jordan Thompson in the doubles rubber, handing Canada a 2-1 Davis Cup victory over Australia.
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Davis Cup: Australia bracing for Canada in quarterfinals
John Millman (L) and Nick Kyrgios cheer on Alex de Minaur during Australia's Davis Cup tie against Belgium in Madrid. (Getty Images)
21 November, 2019

After two solid victories in Madrid, Australia has set up a Davis Cup quarterfinal against Canada -- yet both sides carry injury concerns into the blockbuster clash.
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