The Singles 3 match between Fuji and Shiraishi is played. Fuji's Triple Counters fail against Shiraishi's perfect "Bible" tennis, and everything seems to go downhill for Seigaku. As the match moves on, Fuji evolves the Triple Counters and also produces a new final counter called Hecatoncheires no Monban (Gate Keeper of Hecatonchires), which prevents the returned ball from going over the net. However, in the end, Shiraishi's cunning mind finds a way to hit the ball over the net, bringing the game to a tie break. Things go evenly until Fuji hits the ball out of desperation, to where Shiraishi can't reach it. But despite all efforts made, the ball goes out by less than a centimeter giving Shiraishi the win, and disappointing Fuji. It is noted in the following episode when Kawamura says he has never seen Fuji in such a state before.
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