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Andy Murray is yet to compete at Indian Wells this week, but he’s already got off to a terrible start after having his wedding ring stolen in a bizarre incident in California. The three-time Grand Slam champion had gone out for dinner after finishing his final practice session of the day.
But Murray had left his tennis shoes in the car – and they weren’t in the best condition after a hot day in Indian Wells.
After returning to the hotel, the former British No 1 details how he had to leave them under his car overnight to “air them out”.
By the time Murray had woken up to check on his shoes, they were gone but that wasn’t the most pressing issue.
Like many tennis players on tour, Murray ties his wedding ring to his tennis shoes and had clearly forgotten to put it back on after his training session on Wednesday.
It wasn’t until his physio checked up on him when Murray clocked that his wedding ring had also been stolen.
He explained the situation with his wife, Kim Sears, but admitted to being in the “bad books” with her.
And Murray has taken to social media to plead for the perpetrator to return his wedding ring.
“Got a quick story here that I need a little bit of help with,” he said in a video posted to Instagram.
“Basically last night after dinner here at Indian Wells, got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn’t smell great. Basically I’d left my tennis shoes in there.
“It’s been like 39 degrees so my tennis shoes are pretty damp, sweat and smelly so I decided when I got back to the hotel, the shoes needed some air and needed to dry them out a little bit.
“I have no balcony in room and didn’t want to leave them in my room ‘coz they’d stink the room out so I thought I’m gonna leave the shoes underneath the car to get some air to them and dry them out overnight.
“Anyway, when I got back to the car in the morning the shoes were gone. So my tennis shoes for the tournament had been [stolen] so I had to go to the local pro shop and buy different shoes to what I normally wear.
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“It’s not the end of the world but not ideal.
“Anyway, as I was preparing for my practice, my physio said to me, ‘where’s your wedding ring?’.
“And I was like, ‘oh no’. I tie my wedding ring to my tennis shoes when I’m playing because I can’t play with it on my hand so my wedding ring has been stolen as well.
“Needless to say, I’m in the bad books at home so I want to try and find it so if anyone can share this or may have any clue where they may be, it would be very helpful so I can try and get it back and get to the bottom of it.”
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