The elegant surroundings of Queen's Club in west London have served as an ideal grass-court warm-up for numerous great Wimbledon champions over the years and this week a former World Number One has been reminding everyone of the old dictum 'form is temporary but class is permanent'.
It was a cathartic moment for Cilic who had finished as the runner-up at Queen's and Wimbledon past year. Was he thinking too much about the prize, so that his emotions got in the way?
"I'm just self-critical, I guess, at times", Djokovic said. I mean, Roger is a clear favourite, without a doubt.
On this evidence against Mannarino, which followed an impressive win against Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday, Djokovic looks to be heading in the right direction and will be a contender at Wimbledon in a fortnight.
Andy (Murray) and myself if we play well.
Djokovic's caution comes as he sits a lowly 22 in the ATP rankings.
Hampered by an elbow injury previous year, Djokovic has failed to reach the semifinals in any of his last 5 Grand Slam appearances.
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Djokovic hasn't earned a major title since competing his career Grand Slam by winning the 2016 French Open.
Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon victor, had hoped his 99th career final - and first for a year - would be a significant landmark in his bid to return to the top after a wretched run.
He claimed his confidence is slowly coming back, as he showed by polishing off Dimitrov easily. I have always gone into Wimbledon maybe a little bit underdone match-wise.
"It's special to play here and I've played great tennis throughout the week and it's great to have another shot at the title", the 2012 Queen's champion said on a sunny centre court. I'm still kind of finding my form. "This was a great test, playing against one of the top players in the world, a player that I guess prefers this surface the most".
"I was looking forward to the challenge". "I should be happy for it and proud of it".
The top seed raised his game when it mattered most, winning both tiebreakers against the Australian in a match which featured no breaks of serve. I was expecting that it's going to end up being either a point or two or even a wrong decision that can make a big difference.
"I will play with two racquets!"