Wall (壁 Kabe) is the 79th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.
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Due to Alex's and Mike's support, Eiichiro is starting to get out of his slump and regain his confidence.
Eiichiro feels so frustrated on the recent results in his matches that Alex had to call Eiichiro in a loud voice. Alex suggests Eiichiro to remain positive and relax as rushing and stressing will not change anything - "believe in yourself". After Alex left him, Eiichiro starts to reflect on what Alex said to him. The next day, Coach Kevin talks to Eiichiro about Eiichiro's motivation become lower than usual. Coach Kevin tells Eiichiro that Eiichiro is improving but he is just in "losing habit" - end up using too much strength during critical moments in matches.
After his match against Robbie, Coach Kevin asks Eiichiro to go to monitor room to meet up with Mike. Along the way, Eiichiro meets Marcia and both of them go to monitor room. In the monitor room, Mike explains to Eiichiro that Eiichiro is currently experiencing a slump. While there is no definite answer, one needs to grasp a good understanding of the cause and then search for the solution. In Eiichiro's case, he should regain his confidence as his subconsciousness has already lost confidence due to his losing matches.
When Eiichiro returns to the courts, Eiichiro has a match against Pedro. During his match, Eiichiro starts to think on how he will regain his confidence. He is still stressing himself in his losing streak that he stumbles due to his loose shoelaces. As he considers his condition to be its worst, he decides to leave everything to his luck.