Andy Murray got into trouble after trying to air his tennis shoes outside his California hotel room, when the shoes were stolen while the British player’s wedding ring was attached to one of his laces.
Murray married Kim Sears in 2015 and has been tying his wedding ring to one of his shoelaces ever since, and he also did so during training before starting his Indian Wells campaign against Frenchman Adrien Mannarino.
The theft prompted the Scotsman to launch an appeal on Twitter on Thursday in an attempt to retrieve the stolen ring.
“Last night after dinner in Indian Wells, I got back in the car to get back to the hotel but it didn’t smell good,” Murray said in a video message. I left my shoes there… The temperature was 38-39 degrees and with sweat in the shoes there was a smell.”
“I decided when I got back to the hotel that the shoes needed some ventilation. I needed to dry it a bit… I don’t have a balcony in my room and I didn’t want to leave it in my room so the smell wouldn’t spread.”
“So I thought I’d leave my shoes under the car tonight. When I got back to the car in the morning I couldn’t find the shoes. I went to a local store to buy different shoes than what I used to wear… It’s not the end of the world but it’s not the ideal situation.”
Murray continued, “I was getting ready for training while my coach said, ‘Where’s your wedding ring?’ and I said to myself, ‘No, no,’ so yeah, my wedding ring was stolen too. I don’t need to stress that I’m at home in a situation I don’t like being in, so I’m trying to find him.”
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