Strategy (駆け引き Kakehiki) is the 95th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.

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Takuma manages to break Eiichiro's service game. On the other hand, Eiichiro still fails to hit Takuma's serves.


As Takuma can hit Eiichiro's attack now, Eiichiro's options are now limited. Before he serves, Eiichiro looks back on his notes and plans not to let Takuma use his power shots. Eiichiro manages to get a point due to Takuma's miss. He realizes that he is getting cornered and decides to face Takuma's hard shots.

On the next point, Eiichiro barely manages to hit Takuma's hard shot but loses the point after crosscourt attacks. He has no choice but not to let Takuma use his hard shots, avoid making weak serves and focus on fast-oriented serves. Still, Takuma has starting to hit Eiichiro's serves as his eyes are starting to get used on the speed of the ball. With this, Takuma breaks Eiichiro's service game while Eiichiro fails to win on Takuma's service game.