The Prince of Tennis
Season 8, Episode 174
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This episode is the 174th peiosde of Prince of Tennis. It was originally aired on the 2nd of March 2005.


Tezuka and Fuji have a match to determine Seigaku's number one in the intraschool ranking. This match, which lasts until episode 176, truly awakens Fuji's full potential as a tennis player. Flashbacks reveal a match between the two when they were first years, their subsequent friendship, and the implications of Tezuka's injury. Fuji takes an early lead, but the match is far from over