Andy Murray is hot favourite to beat Cilic on Monday afternoon, with the Brit hoping that the Croatian’s marathon match has an impact
Andy Murray might have had a late finish to his third round victory against Marcos Baghdatis on Saturday night, although he played a lot less tennis than Marin Cilic that day, with the Croatian claiming an extraordinary five set win against Sam Querrey.
Cilic dramatically won the final set 17-15 after losing the third and fourth sets on tie breaks to book his place in the fourth round and there is now a question over whether the Queen’s winner will be suitably fresh to challenge Murray.
The Scot said: "You always kind of know what's going on around you, but when the scoreboard was coming up and it was 14-14 then 15-15, there's a bit of thinking, 'That's great for me - or for Marcos'.
"Guys can recover, though. It was a five-hour match. When I played Novak [Djokovic] in Australia, our match was pretty much five hours, and then he played six hours against Rafa [Nadal].
"So you can recover. The day off definitely, definitely helps, but hopefully I'll be the fresher."
Cilic will have spent much of Sunday resting ahead of his Centre Court encounter with Murray and is looking forward to the contest.
He said: "We didn't have too many rallies that were physically tough. It was a lot of serving and one or two shots. I would say it was more mentally tough to stay in there.
"I feel I'm going to be okay, because I don't feel any soreness in my muscles or anything."
Andy Murray is 2/9 with bet365 to win today’s fourth round encounter, while Marin Cilic is available at 10/3 to stun the world number four and reach the final.