Hard Shot (強打(ハードヒット)()()()()()()()()() Kyōda( Haado Hitto)()()()()()()()()()) is the 94th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.

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Eiichiro barely manages to hold his serves in the first half of first set that he notices too late the adjustments Takuma did on his service games.


Due to his improved control, Eiichiro barely manages to hold his first service game. He still cannot return Takuma's serve, thus, neither of them can break the opponent's service game. Coach Aoi comments that Takuma's astonishing serves are his weapons to become successful in the professional tennis world.

On the 6th game, Takuma can finally get points on Eiichiro's service game using a down the line hard shot. After losing another point using the same method, Eiichiro finally realizes that Takuma has been adjusting his hits in the previous service games in order to get points during Eiichiro's service game.