"I've played in some unbelievable atmospheres - Stanislas Wawrinka here in 2009, Richard Gasquet at the French Open the following year, Novak Djokovic in Australia in January - and this is right up with the best of them. It was absolutely electric out there."
He said he loved the crowd's reaction, comparing it to being at a football match.
Murray said there was a "lot of waiting around" before his match on centre court on Saturday, which did not get under way until around 7pm. "I spent that time watching a bit of the tennis, chatting to other guys, sleeping and playing on the golf putting machine."
"Thankfully Sunday is a day off for everyone and it was nice to stay in bed a bit longer than usual. I had some breakfast before heading in for a short practice session."
He said he planned to spend time with his physio to make sure he is in the "best possible shape" for Monday's game, and would also discuss tactics to use against Cilic, who he said he has beaten in five of their six previous meetings but lost to at the US Open three years ago.
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