Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis has defended the playing surfaces at SW19 following injuries to seven players.
"There has been a high number of withdrawals at the Championships today and we sympathise with all the players affected," he said in a statement.
"The withdrawals have occurred for a variety of reasons, but there have been some suggestion that the court surface is to blame. We have no reason to think this is the case."
"The factual evidence, which is independently checked, is that the courts are almost identical to last year, as dry and firm as they should be, and we expect them to continue to play to their usual high quality," he added.
"Although a number of players have withdrawn injured, only one player has attributed this to slipping over on court."
Players including Andy Murray and Cilic have backed Lewis's claims, confirming that the court felt no different to any other year.