Henman nominated

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Tim Henman is among three nominations for the Most Improved Player of the Year Award for 1996 to be decided at the annual ATP Awards Ceremony at Miami Beach on 19 March.

The British No 1 has been selected along with Spain's Felix Mantilla and the American Alex O'Brien, with fellow ATP players determining the outcome.

Pete Sampras, the world No 1, will receive the ATP Player of the Year Award and Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge are the ATP Doubles Team of the Year. There are a further nine awards to be announced, seven of which are decided by the players.

n Britain's Under-16 team, headed by Simon Dickson of Stockport, were runners-up in the European Winter Cup in Saarbrucken, Germany, losing 2-1 to Italy in the final. Dickson was the only winner in the final.