Either way though, Oishi would have still hit that ball if Kikumaru hadn't stopped him, so there is a possibility that he didn't notice the severity of his injury himself. And while we didn't see Niou hit any balls prior to the final point, as long as Ochi and Mouri didn't double fault against him, he has to have done so. Not showing those instances might not be the best writing, but that doesn't mean there can't be an explanation for it.
So every time Konomi makes a mistake there's an explanation? Like Ban getting shot in the stomach but they get to the match point there? It's more of a "Just cause" thing.
Niou has to have done so, yeah, but we didn't see it at all, nor it was said. Even more, when Niou scored he said "This is doubles" implying he hadn't hit a single ball in a long time
Well, Hardy, assuming that Ochi doesn't double fault, and we're told at the beginning that the accuracy of Mach is 100%, Niou has to get at least one return in play off of Mach.
Ban is pretty easy. They were at match point already.
In the game against Ban, I don't see how the point was that they had a double match point while Kawamura and Kabaji were getting air comboed by the opposing team and generally getting slaughtered the entire way. If they were supposed to be winning, it wouldn't make sense to have the 'huh?' reaction when they got the badges, because we know the winner is supposed to get the badge. The match point is clearly for Ban's team, and it looks like the final serve went out of bounds anyway, which means Kawamura and Kabaji lost the match but got the badge presumably for saving Ban's life. As for how the score end up the way it is, I can only surmise they're playing by power tennis rules where failing to knock your opponent off the court counts as a point loss. I mean Kawamura was basically like 'OMG even this has no effect on him', and that'd be kind of silly if they were playing by normal tennis rules since it should still be a point for him.
In the Atobe and Niou game it shows Niou briefing standing up during synchro though he quickly goes back down to the floor in the subsequent frames. Niou can definitely return Mach Serve while he copied Atobe since he presumably gets AK but that's still not going to help if he can't actually stand up. That whole match is pretty bogus anyway as we see Niou using Tezuka Phantom to make up 6 points in a row and then suddenly unable to get more points which result in the long tiebreaker.
Or, you know, it's so that we as the reader actually know it's match point as well since we would have had no idea what the score was otherwise.
Right. There's an easy explanation for that in tennis rule. Real tennis rule that doesn't require anything out of proportion at all. It's just whether or not you want to take that explanation.
I really hate that there's nothing to Shuuji's technique other than pissing everyone off. He's more or less the Mori of this match. PoT was always character-driven, and the fact that Konomi is developing his characters less and less in this manga is just telling me that he wants to end the manga after the U-17 matches. Once the middle schoolers become first stringers we'll probably just get a scene of them winning a match overseas in the future and then a "THANK YOU FOR READING!!" message from Konomi. Like I mentioned in the other thread, he even forgot Ryoma speaks perfect English.
Because he didn't know yet that a 26th Style or whatever it was didn't do anything and the 108th Style isn't something you just hit when you don't need to. They could have just as well mentioned it during that point, but that's just nitpicking on your part now.
Damn ninjas... was @Hardy.