Henman to generate interest

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Tim Henman, the man who put pride back into British tennis with his exploits at Wimbledon this year, will be competing in the Bournemouth International Open at the West Hants Club from 9 to 15 September.

Off to Ghana for a crucial Davis Cup tie in the Euro/Africa Zone Group Two next week, Henman will join the former French Open champion, Sergi Bruguera, and his fellow Spaniard, Alberto Costa, in the Bournemouth line- up.

The 21-year-old British No 1 has had a remarkable 12 months. Last June, he was ranked only 276th in the world. But he should climb into the top 40 for the first time when the latest batch of world rank- ings are announced on Monday.

John Feaver, the former British Davis Cup player who will be tournament director at Bournemouth, believes that the emergence of Henman and other British players such as Luke Milligan will mean a greater attendance than would otherwise have been expected at the West Hants Club.