Far Future (遠い先 Tooi Saki) is the 229th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.

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Ogata changes his strategy on dealing Eiichiro's attacks, thus, Eiichiro has a hard time keeping his service game. As Eiichiro realizes that Ogata has grasped something in the previous game, he is determined to defeat Ogata before things go awry.


Since they are at the final set, the match will continue until one of them has a two game lead. Ogata believes that he can keep his own serves and knows the reason he cannot break Eiichiro's serve. As he is considering what type of serve Eiichiro will hit, he forgets to consider the quick serve, thus, he is caught off-guard when Eiichiro hits it. Ogata decides not to predict Eiichiro's moves at all. While his reaction will be slower, he can determine the better attack to win the point and implement it with full force without hesitation.

For Eiichiro's point of view, Ogata's shots become stronger so he has to improve his serve as well. As Ogata realizes that his earlier strategy is working, he uses this strategy again to win another point from Eiichiro. Eiichiro still manages to keep his service game but Ogata feels that he has started to get used of his strategy. What he has understood in this strategy is that he has to focus on the ball in front of him - the ball connected to his victory and his future. On the other hand, Eiichiro feels that he is in danger as he feels that Ogata has grasped something during the previous game. As the break ends, he is determined to beat Ogata before he gets beaten.


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