Andy Murray keeps wedding ring safe - on his shoe

Andy Murray
Andy Murray, with his wedding ring attached to his trainer, has won his last 10 matches on clay

Andy Murray keeps his wedding ring safe when playing matches, by tying it through his laces.

The British number one was first spotted using the novel method of safekeeping when he won the BMW Open earlier this month.

It was Murray's first clay-court title and first tournament since marrying Kim Sears in April.

Once again, he had his ring attached to his trainer as he beat Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Open on Wednesday.

"I won't lose it if it's tied to my shoelace," Murray told Sky Sport Italia. "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."

After winning the BMW Open, Murray swiftly claimed a second successive clay-court title by beating Rafael Nadal to win the Madrid Masters.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray played with his wedding ring tied through his shoelaces as he won the BMW Open earlier this month

His 6-4 6-3 second-round win against Chardy in the Italian Open was his 10th successive victory on clay.

"I'm a little surprised with my clay results," the Scot added.

"I hope to keep it up until Roland Garros."

Whether Murray is keeping his wedding ring tied to his trainer for superstitious reasons remains to be seen, but it would appear that he is following in the footsteps of former world number one Roger Federer.

The Swiss does not wear a ring for fear it will affect his play.

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