Spain's Carlos Moya beat Romanian Andrei Pavel 6-4 6-2 to win the Croatian Open for the fifth time.

Sunday's victory was the 20th career title for the former world number one, now ranked 20th. Moya's last victory in Umag was four years ago.

The 30-year old sixth seed broke Pavel in the ninth game but secured the first set only after taking eight set points and saving four break chances in the next game.

Moya broke twice in the second set while Pavel, ranked 132nd, had little chance to strike back.

‘The tournament was very strong and I did not expect to win. I'm very happy now,’ Moya said after the match.

Three top seeds, world number three Novak Djokovic of Serbia, fourth ranked Russian Nikolay Davydenko and top Croat player Ivan Ljubicic, were knocked out of the tournament early in the week.

‘I'm sad because I'm 33 years old and I really wanted to win this tournament. But it was a wonderful feeling to play in the final,’ Pavel said.