'I’m back in the good books': Andy Murray has wedding ring returned after tennis trainers go missing

Andy Murray has his ring back. Credit: Andy Murray

Andy Murray has already enjoyed his greatest victory of the year after his smelly trainers and - more importantly - wedding ring were returned to him in California.

The three-time grand slam winner appealed for help to retrieve the ring after he tied it to his shoes, which he left to dry under his car following practice.

The former British No 1 was staying at a hotel as he prepared for the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells when his trainers went missing overnight on Wednesday.

Murray spoke to hotel security and eventually received the trainers but the tennis star has not offered an explanation regarding about how he got them back.

Murray said in an Instagram post: “I just want to send a quick message to say a huge thanks for all the messages and also to everyone for sharing the story about the shoes and the wedding ring.

“(I) had to make a few calls today and chat to the security at the hotel and everything.

“Little update for everyone,” he said as he raised the shoes into view.

“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 married his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in 2015 at Dunblane Cathedral. The couple now have four children.