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MURRAY’S ‘SMELLY’ TENNIS SHOES, WEDDING RING STOLEN

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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is now in his wife Kim’s “bad books.”

Murray’s wedding ring has gone missing after his shoes, to which he normally ties it, were stolen from underneath his car.

The three-time Grand Slam winner has been forced to issue a plea on social media for the return of the ring, given to him by his wife, 33, six years ago when they were married at Dunblane Cathedral.

It was perhaps not the best preparatio­n for his firstround match against Adrian Mannarino at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Thursday, but sometimes domestic matters have to come first.

“Needless to say I’m in the bad books at home so I want to try and find it,” Murray, 34, said in a video posted on Instagram.

“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. If I can get to the bottom of it that would be much appreciate­d.”

Murray had left the “smelly” trainers under his car at his hotel in California “to air” after a practice session in 40 C heat, and discovered the next morning that they had been taken. “When I got back to the car in the morning,” he said, “the shoes were gone — my tennis shoes for the tournament had been stolen — so I had to go to a local pro shop and buy different shoes to what I normally wear, different brand and everything, which isn’t the end of the world but not ideal.”

Yet there was worse to come. “As I was preparing for my practice, my physio said to me: ‘Where’s your wedding ring?’ And I was like ‘Oh no.’ I basically tie my wedding ring to my tennis shoes when I’m playing because I can’t play with it on my hand, so yeah, my wedding ring’s been stolen as well.”

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