PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
142
ATP
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“The key thing with tennis is not to rest on your laurels. You've got to keep on pushing forward. That's what I hopefully can do. I got to just keep on trying to get better each time I get out on court.”

— John Millman, 25 Nov 2016

» Newcombe Medal: Millman becomes tour fixture

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 and doubles 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
  • 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, cracking 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

2016 84
2015 92
2014 159
2013 175
2012 228
2011 539
2010 204
2009 311
2008 563
2007 1461

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

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, Tomljanovic show positives in comebacks
John Millman lines up a backhand during his first round match at Roland Garros 2017; Getty Images
9 hours ago

Both happy to be competing at Grand Slam level again after injury lay-offs.
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Five Aussies in French Open day two action
Jaimee Fourlis in action during her French Open women's wildcard play-off final win over Isabelle Wallace; photo credit Matt Trollope
29 May, 2017

Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova, Jaimee Fourlis, Ajla Tomljanovic and John Millman scheduled to play first round matches.
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Tomic finds positives in French Open exit
Bernard Tomic in action at Roland Garros; Getty Images
29 May, 2017

Roland Garros campaigns over for Australians Bernard Tomic and Alex De Minaur.
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Kokkinakis farewells year from hell
Thanasi Kokkinakis
30 December, 2016

After playing just one match in 2016 as he battled shoulder, pectoral and groin injuries, Thanasi Kokkinakis is gearing up for a comeback at the Brisbane International.
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