John Millman: I keep getting told to take look at Roger Federer

Australia’s John Millman, 32, revealed he is getting told to ltake a ook at Roger Federer and continue pushing. 

Millman, who is set to turn 33 in June, has had multiple surgeries to keep his career going.

“At my age, probably this year I have decided not to take it for granted when the body’s good,” Millman told AAP.

“I keep getting told, ‘take a look at Roger’. I don’t think Roger’s done favours to any tennis player.

“He’s had the injury bugs the last couple of seasons but the guy played for ages, for bloody forever.

“Ten years ago, if you said guys would still be in their prime at 31, 32, 33, 34, they would have laughed at you.

“I remember when (Andre) Agassi was running around at 34 and people thought he was a little bit crazy and then he played the US Open final at 35.

“This is my point. Some of these guys have opened up that door to make it seem the norm, but it doesn’t get any easier. That’s the reality.

“Especially with my type of tennis, it’s a physical brand of tennis.”

Millman happy with his condition

Millman had a strong offseason and now he is looking forward to kicking off his season in Adelaide. 

Millman struggled with his form and consistency in 2021 but he is hopeful he could escape that in 2022. 

“I’m actually really happy with where the body’s at right now. It’s in a better shape than it was at some stages this year,” Millman said.

“So as long as the mindset’s good when I walk on the court, it’s really important.

“With COVID, it’s been really challenging as an Aussie tennis player on the road this year.

“So at times mentally I probably haven’t been at 100 per cent this year.

“But, right now, I’m physically and mentally in a good spot and I do believe if I can keep my body like this, I can have a better 2022 season.”