Rafole made their mouth-watering doubles debut last night at the Rogers Cup and although they own a combined 9 Grand Slam titles they were no match for the power of Canadian wild cards Vasek Pospisil + Milos Raonic. The pair defeated their infinitely more famous foes 5-7, 6-3, 10-8.
Regardless of this outcome Rafole was a huge PR win for Rafa (like he needed it), Nole (it couldn't hurt) and the Rogers Cup (let's count the cash!) I don't think anyone expected them to get far in their draw, but the media and fan attention the pairing brought to the tourney is priceless.
Unfortunately I, along with many disappointed fans, was unable to watch any live action because streams were unavailable to the masses. If you really need to see some action from the match, though, a reader over at Nadal News recorded some TV footage with their iPhone. Now that's Rafolove for you.
Two more images from Rafole's match below!
[Photo(s): Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images]