Andy Murray in 'bad books with wife' as wedding ring attached to shoes is stolen

By Brendan McFadden

Andy Murray has landed himself in the dog house with his wife Kim after his wedding ring was stolen as he trained for a tournament in the US.

The tennis star is in California for the Indian Wells tournament for the first time since 2017, and left his "smelly shoes" overnight under the car his team are using to try and dry them out after practice.

And the three-time Grand Slam champion, who has been married to Kim for six years, was left devastated the next morning to find the shoes and his wedding ring which was tied to them had been pinched.

Andy, 34, appealed to his fans for help recovering the ring on Instagram in a bid to get the precious jewellery back.

He said in a clip: "Got a quick story here for you that I need a little bit of help with.

Andy appealed to his fans for help recovering the ring on Instagram (Instagram/ @andymurray)

"Last night after dinner in Indian Wells, I got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn't smell great.

"I left my tennis shoes in there and it's been 38C here so my shoes were very sweaty, damp and smelly.

"I decided when I got back to the hotel, the shoes needed some air to dry them out a bit. I don't have a balcony in my room and I didn't want to leave them in my room as it would stink the room out.

"So I thought I'll leave the shoes underneath the car to get some air to them and dry them out overnight. When I got back to the car in the morning, the shoes were gone.

Andy left his "smelly shoes" overnight under the car his team are using to try and dry them out after practice (Instagram/ @andymurray)

"My tennis shoes for the tournament had been stolen so I had to go to a local pro shop to buy different shoes. Not the end of the world but not ideal.

"As I was preparing for my practice, my physio said to me, 'where is your wedding ring?' And I was like 'oh no'.

"I tie my wedding ring to my shoes when I'm playing because I can't play with it on my hand. So my wedding ring has been stolen as well so, needless to say, I am in the bad books at home so I want to try and find it.

"So if anyone can share this or have any clue where they may be, it would be very helpful if I could get it back or get to the bottom of it."

Andy is currently outside the world top 100 and has needed wildcards to access tournaments this season (AFP via Getty Images)

In the caption, Murray wrote: "Yes I know I'm an idiot and in hindsight it seems like a terrible idea but i need some help. What should the reward be for getting it back?"

Andy is currently outside the world top 100 and has needed wildcards to access tournaments this season.

But he said in a press conference he "does not feel bad" about accepting wildcards ahead of younger players as he returns to Indian Wells.

Andy, who takes on Adrian Mannarino in the tournament on Friday night, said: “I’m grateful that they have given me the opportunity to play here. But do I feel bad about it? No, I don’t feel bad about it.

“After what I’ve gone through the last three, four years and what I’ve achieved for the game beforehand, I don’t feel like I need to justify the reasons for why I should get wildcards.


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