PLAYER PROFILE

John Millman

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
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ATP
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  • Age32
  • Born14 June 1989
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height184 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler
  • Pro Since2006
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“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, his best Grand Slam results to date
  • Completed second straight top-100 season in 2016, finishing the season 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
  • 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

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

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Kaohsiung Challenger

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

2019 Tokyo ATP

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

Ajla Tomljanovic off to a winning start at Tokyo Olympics
Ajla Tomljanovic at the Tokyo Olympics; Getty Images
18 hours ago

Ajla Tomljanovic advances to the second round of the Tokyo Olympics with victory over Yaroslava Shvedova.
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Purcell scores biggest career win in Olympic debut
Max Purcell in Tokyo. Picture: Getty Images
21 hours ago

Australian Max Purcell has upset world No.15 Felix Auger-Aliassime to reach the second round in the men's singles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Duckworth scores hard-fought win in Olympic Games debut
James Duckworth smiles after winning his first-round match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Picture: Getty Images
25 July, 2021

Australian James Duckworth is through to the second round in the men's singles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Millman, Barty and Sanders make winning starts at Tokyo Olympics
John Millman at the Tokyo Olympics
24 July, 2021

John Millman makes a strong start at the Tokyo Olympics, while Ash Barty and Storm Sanders show impressive form as they progress in the doubles.
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