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Andy Murray practises in Indian Wells ahead of his 13th appearance at the event.

Andy Murray: Wedding Ring Is Back, Shoes Still Stink!

Scot delighted to be reunited with stolen wedding ring, less enthused about return of his stinky tennis shoes

Andy Murray is a winner even before playing his first match at the BNP Paribas Open.

Less than 24 hours after appealing to fans to use social media to spread news of his stolen wedding ring, the Scot has joyfully reported the successful recovery of the ring and the tennis shoes to which it was tied.

"I want to send a quick thanks for all the messages and for people sharing the story about the shoes and wedding ring," Murray said in a selfie video posted to his Instagram account. "I had to make a few calls today and chat to security at the hotel and I have a little update for everyone...

"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!"

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Murray first reported in a video that he left his tennis shoes to defunkify overnight under a car in his hotel's parking lot. They were stolen during the night and it wasn't until he was preparing for practice that he realised that his wedding ring was looped through a shoelace.

That prompted his appeal on Instagram, which played in a role in today's happy final chapter.