Playing in his first tournament since getting married on April 11, Andy Murray found an interesting way to keep his wedding ring close.

While some athletes, like quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Fitzpatrick, wear their wedding ring on their finger, others prefer to find other places to put the band.

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison wears his ring on a necklace while former Indiana Pacers guard Mark Jackson wore his on his shoelace.

At the BMW Open in Munich, Murray followed in Jackson's footsteps and tied his band to his adidas kicks.

If Murray felt the weight of the ring, or his new marriage, he didn't play like it. The 27-year-old became the first British player to win a clay title since 1976. He defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final, 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 7-6 (7-4).

It is perhaps for the best that Murray elected not to wear the ring on his finger, as that might have caused him serious pain. Serena Williams once got a "bling blister" after wearing a fashionable ring at the French Open.

Murray didn't waste any time after the match, and when he was presented with his prizes (a trophy, some Bavarian Lederhosen and a BMW i8) he had put his band back on his finger.

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