Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray revealed his shoes and wedding were were stolen in Indian Wells. Murray, who received a wild card into Indian Wells, is preparing to play at the event for the first time since 2017.
"Last night after dinner I got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn't smell great," Murray explained on Instagram. "Basically I'd left my tennis shoes in there. it's been 39 degrees so my tennis shoes are pretty damp, sweaty.
"So I decided when I got back to the hotel that the shoes needed some air, I needed to dry them out a little bit. "I have no balcony in my room and I didn't want to leave them in my room as it would stink the room out.
"So I thought I'm going to leave the shoes underneath the car, to get some air to them and dry them out overnight. "Anyway, when I got back to the car in the morning, the shoes were gone."
Murray hopes someone will help him out
"So my tennis shoes for the tournament had been stolen, so I had to go to the local pro shop and buy different shoes, different brand, which isn't the end of the world, but obviously not ideal.
"But as I was preparing for my practice, my physio said to me, 'Where's your wedding ring?' "And I thought oh no. I basically tie my wedding ring to my tennis shoes while I'm playing because I can't play with it on my hand.
"So, yeah, my wedding ring's been stolen as well. Needless to say, I'm in the bad books at home, so I want to try to find it. "So if anyone could share this, or have any clue where they may be, it would be very helpful, so if we can try and get them back and get to the bottom of it, it would be much appreciated."