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Legendary British tennis player, Andy Murray, is not currently in high spirits as his wedding ring has been stolen along with his pair of designer trainers.

The professional tennis player laments that ‘he is in the bad books at home’ as a result of the theft.

Taking to his social media account, Murray stated how his wedding ring was stolen.

He said that the wedding band got stolen when he aired his sweaty tennis shoes outside a California hotel room and the shoes were stolen.

The legend usually plays with his wedding ring tied to a leg of his sports shoes.

Murray, who has been married to Kim Sears since 2015, has played with his wedding ring attached to one of his laces ever since and did so when he took part in a practice session ahead of his opener in the Indian Wells tournament against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

The theft prompted Murray to issue a video plea on Twitter on Thursday in an attempt to recover the ring.

“Last night after dinner in Indian Wells, I got back in the car to go back to the hotel and it didn’t smell great. I’d left my tennis shoes in there; it’s been like 38-39 degrees so the shoes are damp, sweaty and smelly,” Murray said in the video.

“I decided when I got back to the hotel that the shoes needed some air, I needed to dry them out a bit. I have no balcony in my room and didn’t want to leave them in my room to stink the room out.

“So I thought I’m going to leave the shoes under the car overnight. When I got back to the car in the morning the shoes were gone. I had to go to a local pro shop to buy different shoes from what I normally wear which isn’t the end of the world but not ideal.

“I was preparing for my practice when my physio said to me ‘where’s your wedding ring?’ And I was like ‘oh no’ …. So yeah, my ring has been stolen as well.

“Needless to say, I’m in the bad books at home so I want to try and find it,” he said.