John Millman

  • Age29
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
“So I'm looking forward to getting things up and rolling and I see it as a responsibility for myself to steer the ship in the right direction.”

— John Millman, 31 Jan 2019

» Millman, De Minaur selected for Davis Cup singles

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



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


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

Millman and Tomljanovic suffer defeats
Australia's John Millman eyes the ball before playing a forehand return Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during their tennis match on the day 3 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament on April 15, 2019 in Monaco. (Photo by YANN COATSALIOU / AFP)        (Photo credit should read YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)
4 hours ago

John Millman suffers a second-round loss in Budapest, while Ajla Tomljanovic makes a first-round exit in Istanbul.
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Millman makes winning start in Budapest
STRONG START: John Millman only need 58 minutes to win his first-round match in Budapest; Getty Images
24 April, 2019

Returning to the event where he made his first ATP final, John Millman's 2019 campaign is off to an impressive start.
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Australian tennis turning a corner, says Woodbridge
(L-R) Ash Barty, Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
28 March, 2019

The Miami Open has been another demonstration of the healthy state of Australian tennis - and has the potential to inspire more great results from our players on the world stage.
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Miami: Tomljanovic beats Sabalenka, Kyrgios wins
Ajla Tomljanovic celebrates a point during her second-round win over Aryna Sabalenka at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
23 March, 2019

Ajla Tomljanovic upstages world No.9 Aryna Sabalenka to reach the third round of the Miami Open, while Nick Kyrgios began his campaign with a win.
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