Nadal favourite for title - Djokovic
Novak Djokovic admits Rafael Nadal is the favourite to win the French Open title but is confident of giving him a run for his money.
The world number one booked his place in the Roland Garros final with a superb straight sets victory over Roger Federer in Friday's semi-final to gain revenge for the Swiss star's victory at the same stage last year. Nadal put on a clay-court masterclass to beat compatriot David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 in the other last-four encounter and the top two payers in the world will do battle on Sunday, with Djokovic looking for his first Paris title and the Spaniard eyeing his seventh. But the manner of Djokovic's victory over Federer will give him hope of pulling off a shock victory over Nadal and completing a grand slam of the big four events. The Serb came through 6-4 7-5 6-3 but had to dig deep to get himself out of a hole in the second set and, while he would have preferred to have had things all his own way, he was pleased with his response to adversity. "I think I would really want myself not to have the downs that I had at the beginning of the second set," he said. "But I regrouped mentally and I came back. That's really a positive, especially when you come back from a double break down. Against a player like Federer, it is a great achievement." Nadal is the undisputed king of clay and arguably the best ever on the slow red surface but Djokovic, while admitting that he is the underdog ahead of the clash, is refusing to throw in the towel before hitting a ball in anger. "He's the favourite, definitely," he added. "But it's a final so I think it's unpredictable what's going to happen because we are top two players, and we have played so many times the last year and a half in so many finals. I believe in myself. I think I have a chance."