Andy Murray Reveals Reason Behind Tying His Wedding Ring to His Playing Shoes

Published 11/08/2021, 2:00 PM EST
PARIS, FRANCE : Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on court following his walkover in the Mens Singles semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


With each passing tournament this year, Andy Murray has showed glimpses of his vintage best to tennis fans across the globe. Despite not getting consistent victories due to intense competition from youngsters, Murray managed to show up his class and defeated the likes of Hubert Hurkacz, Frances Tiafoe, and Carlos Alcaraz.

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Now, the Brit is all set to play at the Stockholm Open in Sweden. Murray, who accepted the wild-card invitation from tournament organizers, will face local boy Viktor Durasovic in the first-round.

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Ahead of his matchup, Murray was in a candid mood to chat about several topics that ranging from his love for the sport and the incident where he lost his wedding ring at Indian Wells.

Oct 12, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot against Alexander Zverev (GER) during a third round match in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Andy Murray talks about the ‘wedding ring’ incident from Indian Wells 2021

For the unknown, the British star took to social media at Indian Wells to tell everyone that he lost his shoes when he kept them under his car.

In a bizarre surprise, Murray also revealed that he tied his wedding ring to the shoes. Things got settled later on when the Brit announced that he found the shoes(along with the ring).

When asked about the reason behind this habit, the former world no.1 said, “Yeah, so I have a double-handed backhand. If I have it on here (hand), it rubs and it’s uncomfortable. I don’t wear a necklace or anything to tie onto”. 

“That’s the only place I can sort of put it” – Murray

Murray continued, “That‘s the only place I can sort of put it where it’s still kind of visible when I am playing. And, also, the only place I probably wouldn’t lose it or forget it”.

As intense an athlete he looks on a tennis court, Murray is funny and quirky off the court. In preparation for a better 2022 season, the Brit has been trying to get enough match practice so that he can put up more consistent performances right from the start of the season next year.

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Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain hits 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 comeback from Andy Murray since the grass-court season has been nothing short of exemplary. While he doesn’t have enough victories to prove, the Brit might have some enough numbers on his side to prove that he is back if he makes it to the second week at any grand slam event in 2022.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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