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Hmm other weird tactics/Match points?
-Sanadas KaRinRai....he assumed Tezuka couldn't return it....Tezuka does. He took a HUGE gamble i guess (like S&V on MP when you haven't done it the whole time) but if that ball just landed in the opposite court i don't think either of them can continue the match and it ends in a draw.
-Ryoma declares he'll return big bang with a return winner in the end. Tanishi forgets this fact and just abuses big bang rather than using it sparingly for 12 games. Everyone's arm gets tired and their MPHs eventually go down. Ryomas acting too good? or tactical error.
-Tezuka playing into atobes hands and dragging out the match when he was obviously the better player (though he did win the endurance battle and was serving for the match)
-Oishis wrist was in danger but the way the GP was playing does no one else think they could have scored a few more points to beat the Silver Pair?
-Why did Atobe stop using Tannhauser serve? Is it ever stated Ryoma figured it out, or perhaps it's not a shot he can abuse.
Those are the ones that come to mind right away.
Re: Taking 5-6 games in a row. I've seen it happen several times in actual tennis matches (Federer up 5-1 VS Nadal and loses 6 straight games etc) so that doesn't bother me, usually a combination of choking and a huge momentum swing. Though idk if any character in PoT chokes, they're usually just outplayed.
Actually, Tezuka can. He is been shown to use his right arm to beat Yamato before. Sure, Yamato might only be injure back then, but being able to hit a ball at all is far far far better than not being able to move a leg. If Sanada doesn't lucky even with the spin on that shot with his mighty roar move, Tezuka most likely would have won.
I feel his left arm was so bad he couldn't even throw the ball to serve.
We already saw how someone do a serve with 1 arm though. Remember Momoshiro?
I think the reason why Tezuka didn't use his right hand to serve against Atobe is that the serve still wouldn't have been good enough to pressure Atobe, and unlike Ryoma Tezuka hasn't shown the ability to switch hands mid-rally (no, the anime filler doesn't count). He would've been able to do a left handed toss though since he used his left arm to do overhead serves the entire time still.
It's a different matter in the Sanada match since, unlike Atobe, Sanada wasn't able to move any more. So if that match had still continued, Tezuka's right arm might've been enough for a win.