The first set was fairly even but Tipsarevic took the advantage, breaking Cuevas's serve to go 4-2 ahead. Tipsarevic then held his next game, as did Cuevas.
However, after a body serve and a short rally, Tipsarevic took the first set 6-3.
The second set started with both players holding their serve to bring up 2-2. A strong body serve from Tipsarevic then produced another short rally that the Serb won to make it 3-3.
Cuevas continued the pattern of play and the set went to a tie-break.
The Uruguayan raced into a 6-0 lead, but Tipsarevic held on and pushed his way back into contention at 5-6.
However, Cuevas got the point he needed to level the match at one set all.
Tipsarevic was the first to sneak ahead in the third, breaking Cuevas to edge into a 5-3 advantage. The Serb held his service game, winning 6-3 to go two sets to one up.
However, shortly after the start of fourth set, Cuevas was forced to retire, handing Tipsarevic the win.