PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
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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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“I'm not too suprised with Bernie. We all know he has great talent and when I saw him in Istanbul (last month), he looked fit enough.”

— John Millman, 13 May 2018

» Tomic v Millman in all-Aussie 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

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

Kyrgios beats Murray, Barty wins again
Nick Kyrgios in action against Andy Murray in the first round at Queen's Club; Getty Images
20 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios scores his first win over Andy Murray to progress at Queen's Club, while there are grass-court wins for Ash Barty, Matt Ebden and Ajla Tomljanovic.
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Winning day for Gavrilova, Stosur
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
19 June, 2018

It was a great start to the week for Australia's women, with Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur enjoying grass-court wins and Ajla Tomljanovic qualifying in Mallorca.
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Aussies looking to build on grass-court success
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 17:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia leaves the court and signs autographs for fans after the Womens Singles Final during Day Nine of the Nature Valley Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 17, 2018 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)
18 June, 2018

After titles for Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur, Australian players are looking for more grass-court wins in the build-up to Wimbledon.
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Barty, Stosur set to begin grass season in Nottingham
FIRED UP: Sam Stosur begins her grass season in Nottingham this week; Getty Images
12 June, 2018

Plenty of Aussies players are in action this week as the ATP World Tour and WTA Tour's grass court seasons begin.
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