PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
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ATP
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  • Age29
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

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 v Kyrgios set for Delray Beach
Nick Kyrgios and John Millman
6 hours ago

Australians John Millman and Nick Kyrgios will meet in the first round of the ATP Delray Beach Open, where they are joined in the main draw by Jordan Thompson and Bernard Tomic.
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Only the beginning for Australia’s leading men
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17:  Alex Bolt of Australia celebrates winning match point in his second round match against Gilles Simon of France during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)
6 hours ago

A memorable summer provided the platform for Australia's men to achieve career firsts on the Grand Slam stage, reports Australian Tennis Magazine.
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Millman exits New York Open
John Millman (Getty Images)
15 February, 2019

Jordan Thompson is the last Australian standing at the New York Open after fourth seed John Millman was upset by Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Thursday.
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Australia to face Belgium and Colombia in Davis Cup
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01: Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt congratulates Alex de Minaur of Australia after he won his rubber 2 singles match against Mirza Basic of Bosnia / Herzegovina during the Davis Cup Qualifiers between Australia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina at Memorial Drive, Adelaide on February 01, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
15 February, 2019

Australia has been drawn with Belgium and Colombia in the group stage of the new Davis Cup Finals tournament in November.
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