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Back to the good books! Andy Murray reveals he’s reunited with his wedding ring

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Andy Murray has announced that he is back in the ‘good books’ with wife Kim after recovering his stolen wedding ring.

The three-time Grand Slam winner, 34, is in California for the Indian Wells tournament, where he was given a wild card to enter.

But on his last American trip, disaster struck when his ring – attached to his ‘stinky’ tennis shoes -… stolen after his own ‘terrible idea’ of leaving them under his car overnight, leaving him in the doghouse in the UK.

It was labeled an ‘idiotic’ decision by Murray to dry his sweaty shoes, causing them to be stolen, but after a massive effort from his fans on social media, Murray has now got his belongings back.

Murray posted a photo to his 1.7 million Instagram followers, showing him holding his wedding ring and sniffing his shoes.

“Believe it, call and the shows are back home!” He wrote.

“They still smell awful, but I’m back in the good books.”

Andy Murray delighted fans by revealing he has been reunited with his lost wedding ring

Murray, pictured with wife Kim Sears, has appealed for the safe return of his ring - and shoes

Murray, pictured with wife Kim Sears, has appealed for the safe return of his ring – and shoes

In an accompanying video, Murray said: “Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well. I just wanted to send a quick note to thank all the messages and also to everyone for sharing the story about the shoes and the wedding ring.

“I had to make a few phone calls today and talk to the hotel security and stuff and a little update for everyone… would you believe it?”

Murray prefaces a big sniff in one of his shoes before adding, “They definitely still stink, but the shoes are back, the wedding ring is back and I’m back in the good books, let’s go!”

Andy Murray is in the doghouse with wife Kim after his 'terrible idea' to leave his wedding ring on his tennis shoes, which he left under his car and they were stolen

Andy Murray is in the doghouse with wife Kim after his ‘terrible idea’ to leave his wedding ring on his tennis shoes, which he left under his car and they were stolen

Murray can’t wear his wedding ring on the pitch so always ties it to his shoelaces for safekeeping, but on this occasion he seems to have forgotten he was there. The former world number 1 has appealed for the safe return of his ring.

Murray shared his story of woe in an Instagram video, saying: “Last night after dinner in Indian Wells I got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn’t smell great.

“I left my tennis shoes there and it’s been 38C here, so my shoes were very sweaty, damp and smelly.

“When I got back to the hotel I decided the shoes needed some air to dry them out a bit. I don’t have a balcony in my room and I didn’t want to leave them in my room because it would make the room smelly.

Murray has tied his wedding ring to shoelaces for safekeeping since his wedding in 2015.

Murray has tied his wedding ring to shoelaces for safekeeping since his wedding in 2015.

The 34-year-old is preparing for the Indian Wells tournament in California this week

The 34-year-old is preparing for the Indian Wells tournament in California this week

“So I thought I’d leave the shoes under the car to get some air and dry them overnight. When I got back to the car in the morning, the shoes were gone.

“My tennis shoes for the tournament were stolen, so I had to go to a local pro shop to buy other shoes. Not the end of the world, but not ideal.

“While I was preparing for my practice, my physio said to me, ‘Where’s your wedding ring?’ And I was like “oh no”.

‘I tie my wedding ring on my shoes when I play because I can’t play with it on my hand. So my wedding ring was stolen too, so needless to say I’m in the bad books at home, so I want to try and find it.

Murray first attached his wedding ring to his trainers at the BMW Open in Munich in 2015

Murray first attached his wedding ring to his trainers at the BMW Open in Munich in 2015

Murray's wife Kim watches him in action at Wimbledon during this year's tournament

Murray’s wife Kim watches him in action at Wimbledon during this year’s tournament

“So if anyone can share this or have any idea where they might be, it would be really helpful if I could get it back or get to the bottom of it.”

In the post’s caption, Murray said: “Yeah, I know I’m an idiot and in hindsight it seems like a terrible idea, but I need some help. What should be the reward for getting it back?’

He followed that up with the hashtags #ring #shoes #idiot #help #clown.

Murray came up with the new way to keep his ring safe after his marriage to Kim Sears in April 2015.

At his first tournament after his marriage, the BMW Open in Munich, Murray attached the ring to the laces of his Adidas sneakers.

They served as a lucky charm when he won the tournament, and he said at the time, ‘I won’t lose it if it’s tied to my shoelace. Once the match is over, I’ll put it back on. If I’d kept it in my bag, I’d have lost it already.’

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