John Millman

  • Age34
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
“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
  • Completed second straight top-100 season in 2016, finishing the year 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
  • Reached biggest final of his career at the ATP 500 event in Tokyo in 2019, losing to Novak Djokovic
  • Won his first ATP title in Nur-Sultan in November 2020, having saved two match points in the quarterfinals
  • 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
  • Two-time Olympian, representing Australia in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

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

2023 476
2022 150
2021 72
2020 38
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

John Millman in the news

John Millman set to retire at Australian Open 2024
John Millman at Australian Open 2023. Picture: Getty Images
9 November, 2023

Aussie favourite John Millman reveals he will play his final professional tournaments during the upcoming Australian summer.
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Australia’s United Cup team to begin 2024 season in Perth
Alex de Minaur at the United Cup. Picture: Getty Images
23 October, 2023

The Australian team, featuring Alex de Minaur, will begin its 2024 United Cup campaign in Perth this summer.
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De Minaur and Tomljanovic to spearhead Australia’s United Cup team
Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic.
19 October, 2023

Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic will lead a six-strong Australian team at the United Cup this summer.
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Millman inspires athletes at Tennis Australia Talent Combine
John Millman with participants at the Tennis Australia Talent Combine in Brisbane. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 September, 2023

Australian tennis star John Millman shared words of wisdom on day two of the inaugural Tennis Australia Talent Combine in Brisbane.
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