Cilic won his second career title in west London by producing a scintillating comeback against Djokovic.
The Croatian lost the 2017 Wimbledon final to Federer but he has been in top form this week and will head to the All England Club full of confidence.
Djokovic still thinks Federer will still claim his ninth Grand Slam title next month, despite falling to a shock defeat against Borna Coric in the Halle Open final earlier today.
But he has tipped Cilic and Nadal to have a good shot at trying to break the Swiss star’s dominance on grass.
“It’s always very close,” Djokovic said.
“I mean, Roger, I think everyone will agree that Roger is the No 1 favourite.
“But Cilic is right up there, you know, next to him. Cilic, Nadal, these guys.
“Obviously a Grand Slam takes the best out of players, you know.
“Really motivates you to get to another level, and everybody aims to play their best at this tournament.”
Djokovic surrendered a match point in the second set before going on to lose to Cilic.
But he was able to pick some positives from his performance.
“I was one point away two times today to win the match, so obviously disappointed not to be able to win it, because this was a big occasion for me playing finals against Cilic, who is obviously one of the best players in the world.
“I thought I have built up the momentum quite well throughout the week. Played great. It wasn’t to be, unfortunately.
“Congratulations to him, but I can definitely take a lot of positives out of this week.”
Source : EXPRESS