By Andy Sambidge
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will face off at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Dec
Flash Entertainment has confirmed that newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, will return to Abu Dhabi for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in December.
Murray joins current world number one Novak Djokovic, whom he beat in the 2013 Wimbledon final on Sunday, as the second star in the world-class player line-up for the 2013 event on December 26-28.
Murray became the first British male to win the singles event at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 and the stage is set as Abu Dhabi prepares to welcome back the world's most in-form players at the peak of their powers.
Although neither player has come face to face at Zayed Sports City in two previous appearances, fans will be hoping for third time lucky and a dream re-match between the world number one and number two.
Djokovic currently holds the Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown and will be aiming for his third straight win at the tournament this year.
Murray took home the inaugural title in 2009 and returned to Abu Dhabi again in 2012 when he suffered a shock first round exit to Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.
Speaking after his historic victory in Wimbledon, Murray said: "To have won Wimbledon is an incredible feeling. This tournament is very special and I'm extremely proud to have been able to lift the trophy in front of my home fans, who helped me through the last two weeks."
He added: "I've always received great support when I've played in Abu Dhabi and I'm looking forward to getting back on the court and trying to win the title again - like I first did back in 2009."
The annual tournament sees six of the world's top players battle it out across three days of tennis at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex at Zayed Sports City.For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.