In 1947, Hans Redl of Austria progressed to the fourth round of the Men's Singles event at the Wimbledon. The catch however is that Redl had only his right arm with him to compete.
He had lost his left arm while on active service. He, however, was granted a special dispensation during the competition. He was allowed to touch the ball twice every time he served.
Redl went on to compete at Wimbledon until 1956.
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In 1921, Max Woosnam won the Men's Doubles with Randolph Lycett. Max was greatly known for his exploits with balls of a slightly larger nature where he played centre-half for Chelsea and Manchester City and he also earned a solitary Enland cap in 1922.
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