John Millman is on everyone’s lips at the 2018 US Open after his surprise victory over the legendary Roger Federer in the fourth round of the tournament. The Australian tennis player, who is coached by former Irish player Louk Sorensen, wants to advance into the top 50 and finally get the recognition that the amount of work he has put into his career deserves.
Biography, Who Is John Millman?
John H. Millman was born in Brisbane, Australia on June 14, 1989, the second youngest of five children of Ron and Shona Millman. As a child, Millman loved sports, especially soccer, but he also fell in love with tennis and began to learn the basics of the game.
He first attended high school in Brisbane before enrolling at Anglican Church Grammar School, while taking lessons and learning to play tennis. When Millman was 15 years old, he made his ITF junior tournament debut, where he showed impressive performances that took him to the quarter-finals. Two years later he made his Junior Grand Slam debut at the 2006 Australian Open, winning a total of 3 junior tournaments before deciding to pursue a professional tennis career in 2008.
After winning and competing in a number of F8, F1, and F2 tournaments around the world in 2009, John Millman rose in the rankings from just under 1,000 to around 300. In 2010 he earned a wildcard for the main draw for Brisbane International 2011 but lost his first match to his fellow countryman Matt Ibidan. Millman was determined to prove his worth, and so he continued his relentless, sometimes injury-prone, participation in tournaments around the world. It took him a while, but he finally achieved his very first ATP victory at the Brisbane International 2013 against Tatsuma Ito.
After announcing that he wanted to reach a place in the top 100 by the end of 2013, John Millman injured himself in the run-up to this year’s French Open. He then took a nine-month break from tennis before returning in February 2014 when he fell to 1193rd place. Millman immediately returned to the heart of the action, and after playing a few tournaments in a few weeks, he climbed to 285th place.
In 2015, the Wimbledon qualifier gave him his first-ever Grand Slam entry and took him through to the second round. John Millman made it into the top 100 for the first time in his career, finishing the year in 92nd place, and the following year he reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. He made it twice, at the Australian Open and in Wimbledon, before rising to 84th place by the end of the year.
After a few months of injury, John Millman retired from the top 100 but was able to rejoin the list in 2018 and advance to the top 50.
John Millman’s Family
John Millman has publicly stated that he enjoys keeping his private life out of the way and that it is different from his life as a tennis player. He said this when talking about trolling in social media and that he might not have social media accounts if it wasn’t a necessity for sponsors and a way to reach fans because he and even other family members and friends are constantly being abused.
So one can understand why the details about his family are not fully known to the public unless the player decides to reveal them, as he did when he talked about his father Ron, who called himself “The Fox” but somehow got lost in London when he came to see his son play in Wimbledon. His mother also flies out from time to time to watch her son play, as do his girlfriend and siblings, as he travels about ten and a half months a year.
Height, Weight, and Measurements
John Millman is taller than the average man with a body height of 1.83 m (6 feet 0 inches). He weighs 79 kg (174 pounds), and his body measurements are chest – 40, waist – 32, and hips – 35. His biceps size is 15.5 inches.