Andy Murray 'in the bad books' after shoes and wedding ring are 'stolen'

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Andy Murray tied his wedding ring to the soles of his trainer shoes during training

Andy Murray is still able to "in the bad books at home" despite being thousands of miles away.

His attempt to clean out his tennis shoes led to them being stolen along with his wedding rings.

In an appeal posted to his Instagram, the 34-year old said: "Got a short story here that I need some help with."

Murray, who was preparing for Indian Wells' first game since 2017, explained how he had forgotten to dry his shoes overnight underneath the car that his team uses in California.

They were gone when he returned to pick them up the next day. He thought to himself, "Not the end" as he set out to purchase more.

He had totally forgotten that he tied his wedding ring to the laces during training and play.

"My physio asked me where my wedding ring was. He said, "Where's your wedding ring?" I was shocked.

"My wedding ring was also stolen so it's obvious that I'm in bad company at home. I need to find it."

"I don't feel guilty about accepting wildcards."

Murray said that he doesn't feel guilty about accepting wildcards when he returns home to Indian Wells, his first visit since becoming world number one.

Along with Emma Raducanu, the new US Open champion, he will be headline Friday's night session at Californian Desert.

Murray will be playing Adrian Mannarino from France, his first appearance at Indian Wells for four years.

He said, "I'm thankful that they have allowed me to play here."

"But do you feel bad about it?" It's not something I feel bad about.

Three-time Grand Slam champion is currently not in the top 100 of the world and has often needed wildcards to gain access to tournaments this season.

Murray said, "I'd prefer to get in by the right, obviously."

"But then, I could also argue the three years that I was out of injury, I would have been entitled to be entered in all these tournaments.

"I don't feel the need to justify why I should be granted wildcards after going through what I have done the last three or 4 years and what I have achieved in the game before that."

Murray is yet to defeat a top-20 player in this season's tournament. He has recently lost to Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Wimbledon semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz.

Murray said that he has had many opportunities in those matches but not taken them all. His fitness has greatly improved since Wimbledon.

"They will snuff out some of the opportunities that you create but there was some stuff in those matches I definitely feel that I could have done better.

"I don't feel outclassed or have no chance against them. There are positives to be taken from these losses."