Tennis: Andy Murray reunited with wedding ring, stinky shoes

Andy Murray said in a video posted on Instagram that the ring had been returned after he made calls to hotel security.
Andy Murray said in a video posted on Instagram that the ring had been returned after he made calls to hotel security.PHOTO: ANDY MURRAY/INSTAGRAM

INDIAN WELLS (REUTERS) - Andy Murray was "back in the good books" with his wife on Thursday (Oct 7) after his wedding ring and stinky shoes were returned to him.

The British tennis star said on Twitter that his shoes reeked so badly in his car that he decided to leave them under the vehicle outside his hotel in California overnight to air them out.

When he went back to get the shoes he found that they, along with the ring he had strung though their laces, were nowhere to be found, prompting him to ask for help in recovering the missing items.

Murray, who married Kim Sears in 2015, said in a video posted on Instagram that the ring had been returned after he made calls to hotel security.

"Little update for everyone. Would you believe it?" he said before taking a big whiff of the footwear.

"They still absolutely stink but the shoes are back, the wedding ring is back, and I'm back in the good books."

Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray faces France's Adrian Mannarino in the first round of the Indian Wells tournament in Southern California.