Paris: Rafael Nadal has played down his role as favourite for an historic eighth French Open title and expects David Ferrer to make the most of his maiden Grand Slam final appearance on Sunday.
Defending champion Nadal will become the first man to win the same major eight times if he beats compatriot Ferrer who has made his first Grand Slam final at the 42nd time of asking.
"I don't feel favourite. I feel that I am finalist. I arrived to the final playing well. I improved a little bit in every match during the tournament," said Nadal.