John Millman

  • Age28
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
“He's a class act, he's a champion and, yeah, he abused me out there.”

— John Millman, 4 Jul 2017

» Wimbledon: Millman, Whittington fall in openers

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



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


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 beats Tiafoe, Harrison next
John Millman in Atlanta
26 July, 2017

Kicking off his US summer hardcourt campaign in Atlanta, John Millman overcame rising star Frances Tiafoe and will next meet Ryan Harrison for a shot at the quarterfinals.
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Aussies in action: Millman hits the US hard courts
John Millman celebrates a point during his third-round victory over Bjorn Fratangelo at the ATP Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
24 July, 2017

Using a protected ranking, Queensland's John Millman will become the first Aussie to grace the North American hard courts this week as the build-up to the US Open begins.
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Wimbledon: Millman, Whittington fall in openers
John Millman (L) congratulates Rafael Nadal at the net after falling to the Spaniard in the opening round at Wimbledon; Getty Images
4 July, 2017

John Millman was no match for a rampaging Rafael Nadal on Monday at Wimbledon while qualifier Andrew Whittington's fairytale run came to an end.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 1
Nick Kyrgios serves during a match at The Boodles exhibition event; Getty Images
3 July, 2017

As John Millman takes on the mighty Rafael Nadal on No.1 Court, No.3 court is an Aussie arena as Nick Kyrgios and Ash Barty play back-to-back.
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