Tennis star Andy Murray seems to have thought of a novel way of making sure he always has his wedding ring on whilst he plays, without it interfering with his game.
The Scot was seen recently with his ring tied through his shoelace, ensuring that it is safe and well when he goes through his paces in the demanding sporting arena.
Murray, who was recently married in his hometown of Dunblane, with thousands of well wishers lining the streets leading to the venue, told Sky Sports Italia:
“I won’t lose it if it’s tied to my shoelace. As soon as the match is over I put it back on. If I’d keep it in my bag I’d have lost it already.”
Married life seems to have suited Murray, as he secured two successful tournament wins immediately after saying ‘I do’. He will be hoping to keep up this form for when Wimbledon returns in the summer.
A professional wedding photographer from North West England can certainly appreciate the attachment to the symbol of love that couples exchange, so it must have been quite a conundrum deciding what to do with it during a sporting battle.
Murray’s new wife, Kim Sears, will no doubt be happy that such consideration has been given to making sure that the ring stays with him at all times.
He’s not the first tennis star to eschew wearing a ring during matches; Roger Federer also does not, for fear it will affect his performance.