Is that a good idea Andy? Murray STILL ties his wedding ring to his shoelace as he prepares for the second round of the BNP Paribas Open – a day after arriving at the LOST AND FOUND Hotel
- The former world number one left his wedding ring attached to a pair of shoes he left under his car, hoping they would dry in time for his BNP Paribas Open debut
- The 34-year-old was about to call the police when the shoes and ring appeared
- He then defeated Adrian Mannarino in their first round match in California.
Andy Murray regained his wedding ring after leaving it outside with a pair of shoes that he left to dry.
The former world number one left his wedding ring attached to a pair of shoes he intended to wear at the tournament in Indian Wells earlier this week, hoping they would dry under his car overnight.
But the next morning, they were no longer there, causing a call on social media.
The tennis champion, 34, was even about to call the police when the shoes and wedding ring ended up in the lost and found box at his American hotel.
The tennis champion, 34, was even about to call the police when the shoes with wedding rings found their way into the lost and found box at his American hotel.
The shoes and ring must have been a lucky charm for Murray, who went on to defeat Adrian Mannarino in their first round match at the BNP Paribas Open, winning 6-3 6-2 in the California desert.
Murray said he spoke to people lost and found at his hotel “a few times” after the shoes were “misplaced or someone moved them” without joy.
“I spoke to security,” he said. “They said they couldn’t find anything. I was like, ‘Well, they’re gone’.
“I was going to file a police report to try to get them back or to increase my chances of getting them back.
“Anyway, I went to the hotel to talk, I explained to them that this was what I was going to do. They then decided to write down all of my details, the shoe details, the ring, took me to the parking lot and asked me exactly where I parked.
The shoes and the ring must have been a lucky charm for Murray, who went on to beat Adrian Mannarino in their first round match at the BNP Paribas Open, winning 6-3 6-2
“I asked them if they could look at the cameras. About an hour later, they arrived. One of the hotel employees found them among their found objects.
“So, yes, luckily I managed to get them back, which was good.”
Telling the world about his problem on Instagram, Murray revealed he was in the “dog house” with his wife Kim, but revealed it wasn’t the first incident where he was sloppy with his wedding ring.
“There were a number of occasions where it fell off my shoe,” he said. “Like once, I was swimming in a pool. When my hands are cold, the ring can slip off.
“I lost it and didn’t realize it until later in the day. My physiotherapist returned to the pool. He used to swim, like, at the British level.
“He was looking down there. He managed to find it. I’ve almost lost it a few times, but it always comes back to me one way or another. Yeah, this time was no different.
Murray revealed it wasn’t the first incident he was sloppy with his wedding ring
Britain’s Emma Raducanu lost her first game since winning the US Open just before Murray entered the pitch.
Murray will face Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in the second round.
Elsewhere, Kei Nishikori, one of Murray’s former opponents, triumphed in straight sets against Portugal’s Joao Sousa, and pitted Britain’s Dan Evans.
Former Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson, Australia’s John Millman and Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff also grabbed victories.
However, there was a bit of heartache on the pitch for Britain’s Emma Raducanu, who lost her first game since winning the US Open just before Murray entered the pitch.
The 18-year-old lost 6-2 6-4 to Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.