Andy Murray has joyfully reported the successful recovery of the ring and the tennis shoes to which it was tied.
The former World No 1 had appealed to fans to use social media to spread news of his stolen wedding ring on Wednesday. He found the ring, and the shoes, in less than 24 hours.
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“I want to send a quick thanks for all the messages and for people sharing the story about the shoes and wedding ring,” Murray said in a selfie video posted to his Instagram account.
“I had to make a few calls today and chat to security at the hotel and I have a little update for everyone…
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“Would you believe it… they still absolutely stink but the shoes are back, the wedding ring is back and I’m back in the good books. Let’s go!”
Murray had left his tennis shoes to air out overnight under a car in his hotel’s parking lot.
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They were stolen during the night and it wasn’t until he was preparing for practice that he realised that his wedding ring was looped through a shoelace.
Murray has wriggled out of the bad books with his wife Kim and now has his sights set on beating France’s Adrian Mannarino in the first round at Indian Wells.