John Millman may have beaten Roger Federer in one of the great tennis upsets of this decade, but his monumental victory has brought him to something far more significant than a quarter-final appearance at the US Open.
With his efforts against Federer, Millman has become part of one of the most exclusive, incredible clubs run solely by Churchie Old Boys who have nothing else to talk about.
The ‘Did You Know He Went to Churchie?’ club.
Whilst there is no formal membership application, The Obiter understands the process of joining this club simply involves becoming famous enough, whilst under 30, to give Churchie Old Boys a ready-made conversation starter should they seek to impress anyone.
We believe no-one is impressed by the fact another successful person went to a school you also attended through no effort of your own, but hey, don’t let that hold back a ‘Yeah I knew Millman’s younger brother,’ or a ‘Brodie Croft hi-fived me once.’
We ran a report earlier this year regarding the explosive use of Kalyn Ponga references after his selection for the Queensland Maroons, and whilst Millmania may not reach the same heights as the ‘Ponga Phenomenon’ or the ‘Krazy Kalyn Konversations,’ it is still pretty clear John Millman will be freshly on the lips of those filthy Anglicans over the coming days, weeks, and dare we say it, months.
Meanwhile, students of Gregory Terrace are sort of stuck saying ‘Hey, you know Josh Lawson went to my school? Yep. The guy from Thank God You’re Here. Pretty cool, aye?