Power of the Serve (サーブの力 Saabu no Chikara) is the 97th chapter of manga, Baby Steps.

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Using Takuma as his model, Eiichiro's strong serves are getting in.


Eiichiro barely manages to hit Takuma's serves as Eiichiro is paying more attention on Takuma's serves compared in the first set. He looks very closely on Takuma's serves and tries to hit them but fails to return it correctly. Takuma realizes that little by little, Eiichiro is finally able to his powerful serves just like the time when Eiichiro has just started playing tennis. Takuma is able to hold his first set as Eiichiro's final attack fails to cross the net.

On Eiichiro's service game, Eiichiro visualizes Takuma's form during his serves and applies it to his serve. Eiichiro successfully manages to hit a fast serve and uses his control in order to gain a point. Eiichiro feels that his serve is not perfect yet so he tries to repeat what he has done earlier.