Decision (決断 Hatsudan) is the 126th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.

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Since the match will not end until someone manages to break, Eiichiro has no choice but to finish the match as soon as he can.


In this tournament, since there will be no tie-breaking match, the final set becomes a stamina battle - which turns to be Eiichiro's disadvantage. Eiichiro's physical and mental fatigue are piling up so he cannot completely rely on his instincts during the games. Eiichiro decides to use his service game to finish the current game as quickly as possible. Realizing Eiichiro's motive and current situation, Araya tries to make the game longer.

Since Eiichiro feels that it is impossible for him to avoid a rally battle, he decides to take his time like what he had done in the previous games and use the in-between time to rest his brain. Eiichiro manages to keep his service game in spite of his mental pressure and motivates himself to break the next service game.