- Andy Murray lost his wedding ring after leaving it in a pair of smelly shoes under his car.
- The tennis star said the shoes made his car smell so he left them to air forgot about his ring.
- “Needless to say, I’m in the bad books at home,” he said.
Tennis star Andy Murray lost his wedding ring when he forgot it was tied to a pair of smelly shoes he left under his car.
The two-time Wimbledon champion left his shoes under his car on Wednesday night after he had finished a training session ahead of his clash against Adrian Mannarino in the first round of the Indian Wells Masters on Friday.
The Scot said the shoes smelt so bad he had left them there to air overnight.
“After dinner here in Indian Wells, we got back into the car and the car didn’t smell great,” Murray said in an Instagram post on Thursday.
“I’d left my tennis shoes in there. It’s been 38 degrees [Celsius] so my tennis shoes are pretty, damp, sweaty and smelly.
“I decided when I got back to the hotel that the shoes needed some air to dry them out a little bit and didn’t want to leave them in my room because I thought it’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.”
Murray got back to his car in the morning to see his shoes were missing and was forced to go to a local shop to buy a new pair. It was not until later that he realized it was more than just the shoes which had vanished.
“As I was preparing for my practice, my physio said to me, ‘Where’s your wedding ring?’ and I was like, ‘Oh no,'” he said.
“I tie my wedding ring to my shoes 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 want to try and find it. If anyone has any clue where they may be, it would be very helpful so I can try and get it back.”
Murray’s mother, Judy, commented on the post with a facepalm emoji, while the ATP Tour wrote: “Oh no.”
The whereabouts of the ring, and the shoes, currently remain unknown.