Djokovic lost in the Queen’s final this afternoon but he will have taken some huge confidence from his display and will be hopeful of challenging for the Wimbledon title next month.
The Serbian had struggled for form since having surgery on an elbow injury but he has looked the real deal in west London this week.
Djokovic spurred a match point during his thrilling match with Cilic but he says he is now ready and raring to go for the grass Grand Slam.
“I actually came at the right time,” Djokovic said.
“Wimbledon is the most renown and prestigious tennis tournament in the world and in the history of sport.
“I have had the fortune to win it three times and always had wonderful memories there.
“I haven’t been here [at Queen’s] in eight years but now I know how it feels I’m going to be coming back each year.”
Djokovic also took time to congratulate Cilic for winning the Queen’s title for the second time in his career.
“I have to congratulate Marin for a great week and a great comeback today,” Djokovic added.
“He was a couple of match points down and he came up with some big shots.
“He deserved to win but it is a tough loss for me today.
“I have to see it from a positive side. I haven’t played a finals at any event in almost a year so this felt great.”