Andy Murray Reveals Losing His Wedding Ring and Tennis Shoes in a Bizarre Incident at Indian Wells

Published 10/07/2021, 3:45 AM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after a miss to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


The three-time Grand Slam champion, Andy Murray is really trying hard to get back on the ATP tour with notable performances. However, he’s struggling a bit right now, but the Brit is optimistic about his form.

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After an early US Open exit, Andy Murray had moderate success in subsequent tournaments. He looked incredible at Moselle Open as he advanced in the quarter-finals of the competition. However, the Brit lost in straight sets against number one seed, Hubert Hurkacz. Murray will be next seen in action at Indian Wells.

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Andy Murray lost his tennis shoes along with his wedding ring

The former World No.1 had a horrible night just ahead of his match. Surprisingly, Andy Murray lost his tennis shoes and wedding ring in a car. Very often, Murray tied his wedding ring with the shoes, as it gets difficult to play with the wedding ring on his hand.

After this bizarre incident, Murray shared this story via Instagram and requested the people to provide any update regarding his stolen tennis shoes and wedding ring.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021. Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his men’s doubles quarterfinal match REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Murray started by saying, “Basically last night after dinner here in Indian Wells, I 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 there. It’s been 38-39 degrees, so my tennis shoes are pretty damp and sweaty and smelly, basically.”

Moreover, he added, “I decided when I got back to the hotel that the shoes needed some air and I needed to dry them out a little bit. So I have no balcony in my room and didn’t want to leave them in my room cause it would stink the room up so I thought, ‘I’m going to leave the shoes underneath the car’… When I got back to the car in the morning, the shoes were gone.”

Andy Murray then started his training when his physio asked about his wedding ring. To this, he replied, “Oh, no”

“I basically tie my wedding ring to my tennis shoes when I am playing because I can’t play with it on my hand. So, yeah, my wedding ring has been stolen again.” he concluded.

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Murray to face Adrian Mannarino in the first round at Indian Wells

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 27: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men’s singles first round match against James Duckworth of Australia on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

After a round-16 exit at San Diego Open, Murray has set his sight on Indian Wells Masters. Andy Murray received a wild card main draw into the ATP Masters 1000 event. As a result, the three-time Grand Slam champion will be facing the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the opening round of the competition.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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