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Temporary Outlook (短中期的展望 Tanchūkiteki Tenbō) is the 197th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.
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Due to jump shot, Okada manages to break Eiichiro's service game. Now, Eiichiro has to determine the timing and difference of Okada's jump shot and rising flat shot.
Due to jump shot, the current game goes to deuce and Eiichiro has no choice but to get the timing of jump shot to keep his service game. Eiichiro tries to use a net play and low flats but Okada counters it and earns an advantage. With a single point remaining to save his service game, Eiichiro relies on a volley game. Realizing the plan, Okada, hits a shot that travels very low. Eiichiro tries to determine the timing of jump shot but his counter falls short, leading for Okada to break Eiichiro's service game.
From the last attack, Eiichiro manages to deduce the difference of Okada's jump shot and the rising flat shot. Okada is not happy even though he got the break as he feels a bad feeling regarding on Eiichiro's last counter thus, he has to keep his own service game and win the first set.
From the next game, Eiichiro forcefully attacks in order to get himself on the net as the timing of jump shot is easier to be determined when he is on the net. However, Okada does not allow Eiichiro to go to the net, thus, Okada keeps his shots deep. Eiichiro decides to use this opportunity to determine the timing of jump shot and rising flat shot whenever he is at the back, and counters when he is on the net.