Andy Murray has admitted his is in his wife's "bad books" after losing his wedding ring when his shoes were allegedly stolen after a practice session in California.
The Scot is in the Golden State to take part in the Indian Wells Masters, which began this week.
While his tournament is yet to get under way, Murray has been practising on the hard courts in San Diego ahead of his first round clash with Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Friday.
After a session in the Californian heat, he decided to leave his shoes under his car overnight to "air them out", but when he checked on them after waking up he discovered they were gone.
But that is the least of Murray's problems as, like many tennis players do, the three-time Grand Slam winner had tied his wedding ring to his shoelaces while practising and had forgotten to take it off.
He has enlisted the help of his Instagram following to try to track down his wedding ring and shoes.
"Got a quick story here that I need a little bit of help with," he said in a video.
"Basically last night after dinner here at Indian Wells, got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn't smell great. Basically I'd left my tennis shoes in there.
"It's been like 39 degrees so my tennis shoes are pretty damp, sweat and smelly so I decided when I got back to the hotel, the shoes needed some air and needed to dry them out a little bit.
"I have no balcony in room and didn't want to leave them in my room 'cos they'd stink the room out so I thought I'm gonna 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. So my tennis shoes for the tournament had been [stolen] so I had to go to the local pro shop and buy different shoes to what I normally wear.
"It's not the end of the world but not ideal.
"Anyway, as 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 to my tennis shoes when I'm playing because I can't play with it on my hand so my wedding ring has been stolen as well."
Murray went on to say he had told wife Kim Sears about what had happened, and joked that he was "in the bad books at home".
He added: "I want to try and find it so if anyone can share this or may have any clue where they may be, it would be very helpful so I can try and get it back and get to the bottom of it."
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